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Absurdity relieved

“We tell ourselves stories in order to make sense of life. Narrative is reassuring. There are days when life is so absurd it’s crippling; nothing makes sense. But stories bring order to the absurdity. Relief is provided by the narrative’s beginning, middle, and end. Without an end, you have an obsession, a constant circling around a fact or situation that cannot be put in place.”
— Norman Mailer, ‘The Spooky Art’

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