Everybody’s interested in narrative. We love to tell stories; we love to listen to and read stories. We read the world as one big story-puzzle about reality. But stories are difficult to grasp when we fail to begin at the beginning — like walking into a movie late.
WARNING! SPEED BUMP AHEAD. TOPE ALERT!
THIS POST MIGHT MISTAKENLY BE READ AS RELIGIOUS (but really, it’s well beyond that). This is a timely topic, what, with the Mayan long-count calendar about to flip. Grappling with new beginnings is bold and engaging, if we’re up for it. So, if/then/click — to do some deep pondering, please visit here to consider what my friend Wayne, who teaches philosophy in WV, sent me today: http://jeshua21.wordpress.com/additional-essays/the-beginning-is-near/