Facts and Truth

Writers find inspiration in many places. The way someone holds a coffee cup. The things they say without thinking. A sunset breaking through after a day of heavy cloud. Poetry in a lyrical form of storytelling. It has a flow and life generated by a resonant connection to our sense of unconscious rhythm. News channels and blogs present their own stories for us to consider. But how often do we actually stop to consider…?

Some of the greatest writers speak of the human condition. What makes us tick and why, when it all goes wrong, our interest is peaked by an insatiable curiosity to seek answers. We read and become exposed to an inner dialogue discussing what is happening in the world or to the subject of the book or poem and wonder what would I do in those circumstances?

I once heard someone say “wonder sits between truth and lies”. This is the very playground of the creative writer. In his outstanding book on writing, Story written by Robert McKee, he threw down a challenge to me when he stated “What happens is fact, not truth. Truth is what we think about what happens”

I started to explore why events have so many versions and why our truths are rarely facts but what we think about the events.

UNVEILING describes the human condition where we explore good versus evil and our capacity for self-delusion. It’s a story about how we become locked into a state of denying to ourselves any complicity in the evil acts of others. It’s about how we are blinded by our own truths to avoid seeing the facts surrounding evil. It removes the mask held there to prevent our own discovery as we observe the acts of darkness. And it provides the mirror into which we sometimes cannot bear to look.

We all live in our truths and are blind to the facts.

At what point would you be willing to sacrifice your truths when the facts are held up before you?