Local People gathered at Stewart Park in Roseburg for a candlelight vigil to mourn the victims of the Oct. The tragedy prompted President Obama to give a speech about the frequency of mass shootings in America.
Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. A country music song filled the cab: Before I knew it I was blind from tears, and veering off the road to mourn the time--still well more than a decade off--when my own little girls would fly the nest.
I sat there for a long time feeling sheepish and wondering, "What just happened? When we submit to fiction--whether in novels, songs, or films--we allow ourselves to be invaded by the teller. The story maker penetrates our skulls and seizes control of our cognitive and emotional machinery.
Chuck Wicks was in my head, squatting there in the dark, milking glands and kindling neurons.
Usually, the effects of the invasion are fleeting and idiosyncratic. But when stories lastingly shape many minds-or just one very important mind--they can change the world.
My roadside meltdown inspired me to write a book about the mysterious power of story in human life: Here are some examples, taken from my book, of stories that have changed the world--in big ways and small, in good ways and bad.Breaking News, US, World, Top Stories, Latest News, Current News, Top News Headlines, Oklahoma City, OKC, OK.
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