I hope you have been lucky enough to catch sight of the Supermoon that has graced our night skies this week. Social media has been awash with images both real and fake of this once in every seven decade phenomena. What caught my eye as I was scrolling through my Facebook news feed though, was the number of people seeing a link between the Super Moon and a feeling of malaise and discontentment with their lot in life – in short there are a lot of super moaners out there!
We all love a good story, don’t we? Whether it is in the form of a movie, TV programme, book, poem or even a Facebook post; stories are a central part of how we communicate and make sense of our world.
Stories have been in existence long before recorded history. In 1940, a group of French children discovered a series of cave paintings in the Lascaux Caves in the Pyrenees Mountains, dating back to sometime between 15,000 and 13,000 B.C. which depict a variety of animals and one image of a human being along with rituals and hunting practices. Quite simply the paintings tell a story.