After a legendary career in adventure writing, Tim Cahill thought his story was over. Thrown from a raft in the Grand Canyon’s Lava Falls, he was trapped underwater and out of air. When he finally reached land, his heart stopped for several minutes. Then he came back—and decided to risk Lava again.
This article is really about “story” and its connection to human experience, to the human condition. An excellent reflection on the importance of story, of one’s own story, of our family’s story, of history, and of the story of man. Especially useful for beginning writers, or students exploring their own lives and its meaning. It is not a complete exploration, but it is certainly a starting point in the discussion.