"It seems that we basically communicate meaning by narrative, at least that’s my approach to things: that narrative is our basic mode of understanding. It gives us a sense of life as we experience it. The difficulty that we’re into has come, to a large extent, from the limitations and inadequacies of our story. And what we need, I think, and what we really have, is a new story."

–Thomas Berry, Earth & Spirit Conference, 1990 (Edited by Drew Dellinger)