The modern world, steeped as it is in a thick brew of media messages fiercely competing for your attention, is increasingly a shadowy place dominated by empty symbols—symbols that are becoming ever more abstracted from the reality they’re supposed to represent. In this great stewing pot, language begetting language seems more dominant than language that clearly communicates the most urgent and pressing ideas.
Instead of just one more blog attempting to corral an audience based on some vague ideas of what such and such a group might consider cool or interesting, ModernFolktales.com is a serious attempt to apply original and incisive thought to the forces shaping the modern world. If that’s not important enough to you, then please get the hell off this site and find one of the millions of wanna-be bloggers out there pretending to be hip, young, and urban.
This blog is about the stories that seethe beneath the surface of the reality many of us are afraid to admit to one another, but nonetheless compose the murky depths of our collective existence. Their cause and effect ripples out in all directions like a shout across the dark impacting each one of us; relentless in their struggle to be heard.
If that captivates you, welcome and be well.Tags: about modernfolktales.com, What's a modern folktale?