Small town storytelling connects us in ways that more modern forms of communication don't.
Something is getting lost in our kinetic world of emails, texts, and social media. Authentic connectivity.
Facebook status updates and Instagram photos keep us compulsively connected. But the connection is limited. Our social media revolution was the brain child of brilliant minds that were in many ways socially handicapped. A virtual world of “social” interaction was created to accommodate real world social deficiencies. And now that virtual world is crowding out the real world. Is it social evolution or social regression?
Small towns are interesting places. People live up close and personal. Their lives bump up against each other. Their collective stories make up the narrative of their small communities. And because neighbors know each other stories, the absence of every life leaves a tangible void in the community’s collective narrative.
Can we create a kind of digital small town ? Can we use the tools of modern technology to slowly reclaim the concept of authentic connectivity? That is the new experiment at Cain’s River.
Cain’s River is built upon the endangered art of small town story telling. The art of mixing fact with flavor and turning mundane topics into timeless tales of American life.
We collect stories. Stories rooted in the “little things” that collectively make up a lifetime. Stories that eternalize the unique cultural nuances of small town life. Stories that entertain. Stories that educate. Stories that elucidate. We collect these stories because they connect us.