Journal

Recurring Plots.


portion of movie film reel

In a world that’s so overridingly connected is it possible to have anything new to say ?

I remember we were in college, way before Google became what it was and somebody said that all fiction was based on 7 narratives. Or that all stories essentially followed 7 themes.

And I remember searching in vain to find, what those oft-repeated stories were.

It’s 2015 and 4 hours at a desk and I cycle through the stories people now post on facebook.

Stories of death, love, grief, abandonment and well, just photographs!

And I see all these stories laid out for me, like a film reel at an old editing station.

Yards and yards of peoples memories and dreams – stories to be edited and made sense of.

It sometimes seems like we all have the same stories.

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