Telling Stories

Kathleen Woodward, Andrew Scharlach, and Marilyn Fabe
March 1997
Painting of a walking woman unknowingly being followed by the shadow of a man.

Kathleen Woodward explores the workings of reminiscence and of life review—one fragmentary, the other totalizing—and their importance, what they have to offer to a life as it passes into old age. Reminiscing is less concerned with truth than with creating an atmosphere with a promise of trust and security. Woodward, Scharlach, and Fabe explore these themes in terms of what they mean to human life, human relationships and the process of aging.