Humans are a storytelling species. It’s who we are. It’s what gives us our foundation and where we find common ground. Epic tales and archetypes — for better and for worse — are with us for a reason. So the idea of existing in a post-narrative world isn’t just foreign, it’s unprecedented. The transition from a realm of grand unifying stories to one where many narratives co-exist — both globally and within ourselves — is a worthy one; but for now we find ourselves on the threshold in between, stuck in a sort of purgatory that leaves us lost without the comfort of a shared context.
“Stories are compasses and architecture; we navigate by them, we build our sanctuaries and our prisons out of them, and to be without a story is to be lost in the vastness of a world that spreads in all directions”
— Rebecca Solnit, The Faraway Nearby