Everyone Wants to Tell Their Story

Joyce Carol Oates decided to revisit her childhood in her

novel Paysage Perdu. In an interview for Paris Match

she comments on how in her generation and that of her

parents we were all so much more discreet. Now everyone

wants to tell their story. To recount the most intimate and

banal details of their lives. Secrets that were not considered

topics for discussion in hers and my generation are now all

up there on face book pages in the current culture of promoting

oneself.

 

I, like her know little about the life of my grandmother, her parents

even my own mother and fathers lives let alone their secrets.

To make a story interesting or worth recounting it may be better

to explore the things unsaid.

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