chapter  11
Words collide, mindsets remain: A journey of cross-cultural narrative inquiry
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Narrative inquiry is like walking through a garden maze, richly diverse with many twists and turns. If you walk too quickly, you will not see the texture or you will forget to make a critical turn. You will reach the end but may not remember what you saw. If you walk too slowly, you will be too close to see the thorn on the hedge and may become disoriented on which direction to go. You will reach the end but with blurred vision. Walking through the maze, the most important thing to do is watch, reflect and listen. Similarly with narrative, the ability to quietly observe, critically reflect and listen to variegated voices provides the path to the journey’s end.