Everything is Story

If someone were to give me a test of my life, I think I would fail it. I can’t remember a lot of things that I probably should be able to. I’m often surprised when family members recall an event. I have to get them to explain in further. Sometimes this helps and I remember it, sometime I only get a vague impression of the event, and sometimes it doesn’t help at all. I don’t remember it.

I have studied psychology and have done some research about how the brain works. I know scientific terms and processes. I have seen diagrams of the brain but it doesn’t clear anything up for me. I don’t think we will ever know how the brain truly works.

I often wonder why I have thousands and thousands of songs in my head. I love music and have over 800 CDs, countless tapes, and hundreds of records in my collection. I used to tape albums and radio shows. There was a time in my life when I would buy an album or two every week. Music was everything to me then.

But why do these songs, and new ones I like, stay in my head. What makes them more important in my memory than everyday events? I think that it might be because they are intricately tied to many other things in my life.

I could tell the story of how I got interested in music. It’s a good story too. In fact, every album in my collection has a story to it. I don’t just mean the lyrics, song order, and album title. How I found each album or discovered each artist has its own story. I’m sure that the musicians have a story behind the creation of the albums as well.

One thing that I think everyone can understand in story. Everyone knows what a story is. We listen to them and tell them every single day. TV, movies, video games, conversations; they are all stories. Everything is story.

If everything is story perhaps studying story will help us to come to the ultimate answers for which everyone seeks. Science has tried to come up some answers, as have the arts and religion. So far, not one discipline has all the answers. One thing all three of these disciplines have in common however, is story.

Everything is story, and I will attempt to prove this with examples from science, religion, and the humanities. This new series on Silent Cacophony is long overdue. This theory has been with me for years, it is now time to explore it. I hope you will join me on this journey.

7 responses to “Everything is Story”

  1. hey im doing a project on early childhhood do you have any ideas that i can put in the project that would help me a ton!! and long time no talk too LOL

  2. Lizzy Dizzy, it has been a while. It is good to hear from you. I’m always happy to help. Why don’t you click on my profile and send me an email with what you are doing and maybe I can offer some advice, tips, or ideas.

  3. I can’t really email you i have had problems with the internet that when im on my mom is always watching. And Im busy alot of the time that its hard to find time and get on. The only time I do this is in school! SORRY And I graduate this year and I cannot wait to get OUT!!!

  4. Why does it matter if your mom is watching you ask for help for your homework? You know that I would be glad to help you out anyway that I can. Let me know what you need. If not, I am sure you will do a good job on your own. Good luck with the rest of the school year and your graduation.

  5. Thanks and I did some research and found out what i needed and I think its the stuff needed its just going to be hard to put everything in terms that others can understand. This might be strange but it feels like I have known you for a long time and its easy to talk to you now I am having a guy problem since you are one it might be the easiest for me to then understand the man’s mind lol not really actually never mind we barly know each other except through blogging and i don’t want to… never mind just thanks for the help and I’ll check back tomorrow with ya CIAO BYE talk to ya later!!<3