Life itself is like a story

The storyteller’s claim, I believe, is that life has meaning – that the things that happen to people happen not just by accident like leaves being blown off a tree by the wind but that there is order and purpose deep down behind them or inside them and that they are leading us not just anywhere but somewhere.

The power of stories is that they are telling us that life adds up somehow, that life itself is like a story… it makes us listen to the storyteller with great intensity because in this way all his stories are about us and because it is always possible that he may give us some clue as to what the meaning of our lives is.

~ Frederick Buechner

Yet another beautiful passage I found for the first time on First Sip.


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4 Comments

  1. Nadine
    Posted January 8, 2016 at 7:50 am | Permalink

    That perfectly sums it up. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Posted January 8, 2016 at 9:06 am | Permalink

    I love thinking of life as a story…especially like this “but that there is order and purpose deep down behind them or inside them and that they are leading us not just anywhere but somewhere.” Thank you.

  3. Posted January 8, 2016 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful ! Thank you for sharing.

  4. pamela
    Posted January 12, 2016 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

    I have been thinking about this since I read it. I am not yet sure what I want to say yes to this year. I think first, I need to find out what my non-negotiables are so I can say yes to that. Your beautiful post reminded me of this:

    You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage—pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically, to say “no” to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger “yes” burning inside. – Stephen Covey

    You have brilliant children!!! xoxo

    admin Reply:

    I love that Stephen Covey quote. Thank you. xox