The Vole from the Wood
21st February, 2014
She is half-heartedly washing up when the cat comes through the catflap into the kitchen....
What kinds of stories can help us find our bearings in times of loss and disorientation? Dark Mountain began with the claim that the roots of today’s crises lie in the stories we have been telling ourselves, but out of this grows the hope that the telling of stories might also have a part to play in how we find ways through.
Among the crew that gathers around this project, you’ll find novelists, mythographers, playwrights, anthropologists and campfire storytellers. One of the things we share is a sense that stories are more than entertainment, that they are how humans make sense of the world, maybe even that the world itself is made of stories.