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...15... philosophising... part fifteen...

dear  son  taue...
dear  son  peter…

so  far…  I’ve  been  trying  to  follow  a  chronological  order…
in  the  narrative  which  tells  the  history  of  my  life…

but  I’m  not  sure  if  it  is  necessary  to  follow  a  order…
strictly  chronological…

instead  of  telling  everything  that  happened  when  I  was  11  years-old…
then…  at  age  12…
then  at  13…  etc…  etc…

maybe…  it  could  be  more  interesting…
to  try  to  do  some  little  jumps…
which  didn’t  have  to  follow…
necessarily…
the  chronological  order  of  the  facts…

we  could  suddenly  adopt  a  narrative…
where  from  age  12…
we  could  jump  to  18…
from  there…  to  24…
then…  back  to  16…

in  this  way…  we  would  free  ourselves…
from  the  obligation  of  having  to  follow…  strictly…
a  rigid  scheme  for  narrating  the  events…
we  wouldn’t  have  to  follow  the  same  order  in  which  such  events…
had  happened  in  the  real  life…

the  advantage  of  this  “liberation”  from  the  order…
is  that…
if…  by  chance…  in  the  real  life…
a  sequence  of  three  years…
was  such  that…  its  phase  was  kind  of…  monotonous…
then…  naturally…
the  narrative  would  become  also…  monotonous…

and…  varying  on  time…
this  would  make  the  narrative  more  varied…
and  therefore…  less  monotonous…

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but…  regarding  certain  “jumps”  in  time…
we  shouldn’t  worry  about  certain  interesting  facts…
that  might  have  been  omitted…
because…  if…  while  narrating  a  story  happened  at  age  24…
we  feel  the  necessity  of  going  back  to  16…
we  can…  easily…  make  a  movement  like  an  accordion…
we  can  swing  back  and  forth…
we  can  move  forward  in  time…
and  then  come  back…

in  this  manner…  we  free  ourselves  from  the  straitjacket…
of  a  linear  narrative…
…  of  a  chronological  narrative…

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so…  shall  we  inaugurate  our  new  liberty…? 1,322 more words
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