Bound up with storytelling

All maps are but representations of reality: They render the physical world in symbols and highlight important relationships—the proximity of one subway stop to another, say—that are invisible to the naked eye. If storytelling, the way we structure and make meaning from the events of our lives, arose from navigating, so, too, is the practice of navigation inherently bound up with storytelling, in all its subjectivity.

Kim Tingley
“The Secrets of the Wave Pilots” in The New York Times Magazine