A good story is… experienced through the senses

Three Colours Blue (dir. Kieslowski)
a moment of inspiration – Three Colours: Blue (dir. Kieslowski)

“Of course not all stories are successful. There are good stories and mediocre stories and downright bad stories. …a story must be judged according to whether it makes sense

A story that makes sense is one that stirs the senses from their slumber, one that opens the eyes and the ears to their real surroundings, tuning the tongue to the actual tastes in the air and sending chills of recognition along the surface of the skin. To make sense is to release the body from the constraints imposed by outworn ways of speaking, and hence to renew and rejuvenate one’s felt awareness of the world.”

from The Spell of the Sensuous, David Abram

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