What might be called “the narrative of our (any) time” is never singular; its most salient feature is a patchwork of the stories that are the loudest or the most repeated. Like the term “history,” it is a shorthand that privileges as important what are really editorial decisions or momentum.
Buried within the narrative are the parts that get little or no airtime. Outside the dominant story is a rich tapestry of other stories few hear – beyond those who live them.
It is worth remembering not to confuse one channel with everything available on the bandwidth. The reason we can diagnose myopia is because not everyone sees the same thing.
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