n. pl. sto·ries
- An account or recital of an event or a series of events, either true or fictitious, as:
- An account or report regarding the facts of an event or group of events.
- An anecdote.
- A lie.
We all have stories. Whether they are ones we make up or ones others make up for us. Labels, titles, biased perceptions, opinions. Stories from the past; stories we've made up for the future. Unrealistic stories, tall tales. Truth and lies. Some stories good, some bad.
Living in the past, holding on to pain, frustrations or fears - stories. Living for the future, holding on to the probabilities and possibilities - stories. We are of our past, and if we're lucky, we'll be of our future.
We need to remember that we must be in the now, the present. Not living a story, but living life. The reality of what we've been dealt, good and bad.
One of my favorite musical artists, Brandi Carlile, sings a song aptly named 'The Story'...she has a beautiful take on it. And for that reason I'm sharing it.
Lyrics | The Story lyrics