It is legend and myth that binds us all together

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Legend and myth are what we use to describe what we don't comprehend

“Consider legend and myth,” Goninan said.

“You mean how they’re all based on some kernel of truth, no matter how obscure?” Clare asked.

“In part. Legend and myth are what we use to describe what we don’t comprehend. They are our attempts to make the impossible, possible – at least insofar as our spirits interact with the spirit of the world, or if that’s too animistic for you, then let us use Jung’s terminology and call it our racial subconscious. No matter the semantics, they are of a kind and it is legend and myth that binds us all together.

by Charles de Lint (born 22 December 1951)
from The Little Country (1991)
The Lost Music, Border Spirit
image – jaci XIII

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