Thursday, July 10, 2008
"Story is basic to how human minds see their world and to how those minds work. I call this story-thinking."
Gold, Joseph. Read For Your Life: Literature as a Life Support System. Fitzhenry and Whiteside: Markham, 1990. pg
The above picture is from the children’s television show Blue’s Clues. In every episode, the dog put her paw print on three items. Steve finds the items throughout the course of the show and has to figure out what his dog is trying to tell him. When he has all three clues, he sits on his thinking chair and tries to figure it out.
I think that we all have a thinking chair and that we all try to organize things so that they make sense. We tend to tell stories of things that have happened to us or others. We remember things by the way of story and we organize our thoughts by the way of story as well. Story is the way that the human mind works.