Is it really possible to blog about death in a way that is consistently uplifting and enlivening every single day of the year?
It’s certainly a challenge.
And is it possible to tell edifying stories about the difficult, messy, and painful realities of life with grit and sincerity?
Not only is it possible. It’s vitally necessary.
We need stories to remind us who we are and to make meaning out of suffering.
As Isak Dinesen said, “I think all sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them.”
In the political sphere, here’s a short film that launched today:
Take a look at how even the most painful subjects are made bearable not only by telling a story with a beginning, middle, and end but by telling a story with the narrative structure of reality – that is passion, death, and resurrection.