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A story disappears into the unconscious

Showing rather than telling, as children know, even if we belong to the liars’ club, is a far more effective way of demonstrating that facts should never get in the way of a good story. But a really good story dismantles even the showing. It disappears into the unconscious and hypnotises linear time. And when anything is timeless, truth appears as experience. As Groucho Marx once said: Who do you believe? Me, or your own eyes? In the end, you are not trying to convince anyone of your life. You are letting them discover a story for themselves. It is the way you go about it that lets them own this story of you, so they too can liberate themselves from the conventions of daily life in order for them to start imagining themselves in a totally different way. . .

Brian Castro My personal write of way 

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