It’s what we’ve been doing for the better part of 10,000 years.
We’re either telling or listening. We’re attuned to the narrative of our existence as interpreted by others and broadcast back to us in one form or another.
It’s how we understand one another. It’s also how we fail to understand one another. The subtleties of our lives lost in translation, as it were.
We look for the narrative in everything. Seeking it like truth or a map legend or a rubric.