By Veronica Nkwocha
From time immemorial, Man has always found ways to tell the story of life as it happened using rock paintings, folklore, genealogy, dance, staged plays and writing. Art imitates life and poets, writers, painters, griots, actors etc. have always found creative ways of expressing the dynamics of the world around them. They hold a mirror to the interactions and preserve for future generations, a unique insight into what life is like during their time.
As long as life carries on unabated the ‘Storyteller’ will reflect society in its raw form; the good, the bad and the ugly.
Any prescriptive boundaries to cage creativity does some harm to the integrity of the ‘picture’ of our world. Is there family, love, pain, joy, heartbreak, redemption, religion, philosophies? Are there wars, deceit, trials, triumphs etc.? Until we can edit life and make it pristine clean, Art will imitate life especially for the sake of those who will ponder about our world in the future as we do today, paintings on rocks by ancient man.
2 thoughts on “The Storyteller”
i enjoyed your post, the most beautiful part about life are the different perspectives that exist within one reality. By writing I get to bend time and space, can rearrange the physical while still allowing you to relate. Check out my blog sometime, let me know what you think.
Thanks @thepoetx, the different perspectives are the reason we can colour our world in different and unique ways. Love your insight.