Cords, the world is a system or network of intertwined and braided cords, with each generation or era representing a new cord, every day or week or event a single thread in each cord. The threads themselves serve as the primary elements in the overall braided communion. The cord is two things, it has two distinct but wholly related purposes, the first of which is to support and sustain the overall sociability or compatibility of world cultures, and the second is to provide a narrative of this process, even when the threads become frayed and the cords unravel. For with each frayed thread the overall fallibility of the entire network of cords grows apparent and measures must be put in place to re-fortify the weakness, to support the entire system. This is where the narrative function can help sustain the cord’s health, it can help curtail the damage.