Chimamanda presents her understanding of the dangers of a “single story” in a very moving presentation. Everything surrounding us is a trajectory to our own perspectives and experiences however limited they may be. What I call the educated blind. We often find ourselves certain of our knowledge of someone or something to the extent that we blatantly ignore any other stories and or believe the first ones too strongly. Keeping our understanding of the world, open to new and improved experiences is important. I will go on to say, the same applies to many personal occasions where we are so often convinced by one story enough to be blinded to all others. Be it the media, that tells the single story, or the gossiping queens of our society, we must be careful about what we believe.
I write poetry, rants and share other multimedia I may randomly find interesting. I believe life’s a slow and epic story. Told in the many emotions we feel on any given day. The climaxes in this story don’t always come within the 150 pages we’d like to see them in. Years and decades create the changes that unfold so many unwritten stories. Every story, every life is a master piece. Often tragic, and often beautiful even in its very simplicity. Intuitive connections with our emotional selves is an awareness that helps us listen, listen to these stories. Where there is laughter, anger, frustration and joy.