I was pondering the second chapter in "Tell Me a Story" while walking around campus and noticed a truck with cameo seat-covers. I thought of how we shape, develop, and promote certain personal myths (as mentioned on pg. 44). Why would someone intentionally purchase cameo seat-covers? Is it so their truck seat will go unnoticed as they approach unsuspecting prey? I imagine not, rather I think that this particular person is attempting to further develop a personal mythology that he/she has already created - that of being a hunter or survivor.
This has caused me to think about the stories I tell that weave the tapestry of who I am, or of who I want to be - the Appalachian farmer, the philosopher, the storyteller, the honest neighbor, the hard-worker, the good son, the faithful husband. How do I promote these images, by telling particular stories.
What stories do you tell yourself and others about who you are?
Seeya all soon.......Josh