Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Part 1 (of 3) of Living The Myth on JIVE Magazine

(Updated from version that appeared in Disinfo's Generation Hex.)

Mythology isn’t just Bulfinch’s. It is the living, breathing story of humanity. Myths deal with the questions we all face in our lives, propose ways of being in the world which put us in accord or conflict with those various common dilemmas, and ultimately structure the very world we live in.

The stories that carry through the ages repeat themselves, in different forms, from one generation to the next. Each of our lives is a story, an album, a painting, in which we play the starring role; they weave together into an ever-changing tapestry which we call culture. Each of us can be demigods for those who inherit the worlds we create, but only if we are worthy of it.


No comments:

Post a Comment


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...