"Stories are the secret reservoirs of values: change the stories that nations that nations live by and you change the individuals and nations themselves."
Ben Okri, 1996
"We are between stories. The old story, the account of how we came to be and how we fit in it, is no longer effective. Yet we have not learned the new story."
Wendell Berry 1998
"We do not have a new story yet. Each of us is aware of some of its threads, for example in most of the things we call alternative, holistic or ecological today. Here and there we see patterns, designs, emerging parts of the fabric. But the new mythos has not yet formed. We will abide for a time in the ‘space between stories’. It is a very precious – some may say sacred – time."
Charles Eisenstein (2013)