Moving from stories to legends..
This is part of my 10 years old quote:
….Some people think we are made of flesh and blood..
Scientist say we are made of atoms.
But actually I believe we are made of stories!…
& here is what I was thinking of recently..
Now we have come to a time where we have the chance to change our relationships with the stories in our lives.
Once as an audience we where separated from our stories by impermeable walls, forced into being mere spectators.
But now these fourth walls are becoming liquid.
And the real is merging with the imaginary.
We have come to a time where our lives are materialising in digital traces.
Where we continuously flow between parallel presences, real and digital, actual and imaginary.
Where we have the chance to go from just telling stories to
A Legend is a living story
That creates meaningful ritual relations with others
Legends build and grow as we go
We can invite others to get involved, to crossover from one form of connection to the story, from presence in one medium onto the next one. Moving from the real to the imaginary and from the imaginary back into the real.
The stories of our lives are mingling, through our conversations and the real time sharing of our live experiences. Meanwhile weaving wonderful tapestries out of the digital traces of our lives.
When hero’s journey they have to overcome many obstacles and face life changing challenges. Going these paths transforms them. In our lives we too face many quests, choices and doubts. And that is what makes us relate to our heroes. We too are continuously transforming on our paths of life. The motivations to connect get involved and move through living stories together, lies in the power of those stories to touch upon our lives and transform us.
I therefore believe the most meaningful story relations are ritual relations. The ones where we progress through paths and go through transformations be that either personally or as a shared experience. And that is why we need to move from just telling stories to building legends, creating meaningful ritual relations with our stories. May these stories be our own, sharing that of our friends or the ones that become manifest in imaginary worlds.
We will be the first generation where the stories of our lives become manifest and ordinary people become extra ordinary legends. Where we can go from ordinary acts and together build extra ordinary events that will remain to transcend the times of our lives. And leave us with a truly inspiring digital heritance for those that come after us.
For we are made of stories and if we die, this is what remains, the legends of our lives, and the monuments we have build together, may they have originated from the real or the imaginary.