what binds us together, really

"The world, the human world, is bound together not by protons and electrons, but by stories. Nothing has meaning in itself: all the objects in the world would be shards of bare mute blankness, spinning wildly out of orbit, if we didn’t bind them together with stories." — Brian Morton, Starting Out in the Evening

I discovered this quote on p. 143 of my latest read: Our Lady of the Lost and Found: A Novel of Mary, Faith and Friendship, by Canadian author Diane Schoemperlen. I like it so much, I think it’s become one of my favorites in a matter of minutes. So, I thought I’d pass it on.