The emphasis we have on fact means we cannot cope with the idea of a true fictional story. 'Fictional truth' or 'narrative truth' is just an oxymoron. Hence the confusion with Genesis.
It is what I want to put out into the world and what I try to search for in it.
Fundamentally, there is something delightfully unnecessary and inexpressibly and outlandishly beautiful about the generous; it speaks to me of something greater.
The king, Tirian, says this to his dearest friend, Jewel the Unicorn: "If ever I offended against you in any matter great or small, forgive me now." Jewel’s response: ‘“Dear King,” said the Unicorn, “I could almost wish you had, so that I might forgive it.”
My sacred value is thankfulness: it is what I am holding to at the end of a difficult year.
I've asked some friends if they would be kind enough to spend some time reflecting on what they think their most sacred value might be and why.
This past week I have been listening extensively to 'The Sacred' Podcast on the recommendation of my colleague Naomi. The premise of the podcast is that understanding another's 'sacred' values can lead to more productive public discussion. Each episode is a conversation with someone about their values and thoughts on public discussion. Why is good public … Continue reading On Disagreeing Well 2.0