A lot of the times, the best stories are the ones that tell themselves. As storytellers, we often get distracted by the urge to create meaning, or direct the focus of the audience. But sometimes, it all unfolds perfectly right before our eyes.
Sometimes, the hero and the villain clash down to the wire, or the underdog steals the show. The unexpected moment is actually unexpected, and the cliche scenarios are replaced with reality.
When these things happen, our instintcual desire for control over the story must be surrendered to the unfolding moment at hand. It is not a lazy storyteller that recognizes these moments and lets them exist as they are, it is an aware storyteller. It is the storytelling that says “shut up and watch.”
World Title Race Part 2:
The goal for this two part story was to really showcase how every moment of the year can have a serious effect on the outcome of the world title. In this case, Mick Fanning and Kelly Slater battled almost every event for the ratings lead, sometimes with Mick at the forefront, and other times Kelly. But the most exciting part about it was that it all came down to Pipe.