Fiction has to make sense. Truth does not.

The International is actually a really good movie that came out a few years ago. and even if you don't like that kind of movie, Clive Owen happens to be the epitome of "cool" with that accent and chill composure and all. he's like a british Jack Bauer on Valium.

but that's not the point of today's post. there's a great moment in the movie when one of the OLD communist Generals with the IBBC says: 
“Fiction has to make sense. Truth does not.”

He was pointing out the problem with lying and how hard it is to make fiction work... but truth... well that's easy. it's not hard to tell the truth. BUT it doesn't have to make sense.

that is true BIG TIME.

the Truth feels NO PRESSURE WHATSOEVER to make sense.

but we feel that pressure. we want the truth to make sense!

but i am becoming more and more comfortable with the fact that the truth often isn't made to make sense.
leave that to J.K. Rowling and Stephen King and all the awesome fiction writers of the world.