A story must be judged according to whether it makes sense. And 'making sense'
must be here understood in its most direct meaning: to make sense is to enliven
the senses. A story that makes sense is one that stirs the senses from their
slumber, one that opens the eyes and the ears to their real surroundings, tuning
the tongue to the actual tastes in the air and sending chills of recognition along
the surface of the skin. To make sense is to release the body from the constraints
imposed by outworn ways of speaking, and hence to renew and rejuvenate one's
felt awareness of the world. It is to make the senses wake up to where they are.
— David Abram, The Spell of the Sensuous