Here we describe the Pattern or Story in a sentence or two - metadata to support effectiveness of wiki search routine.
A Pattern / Story is a recurring structure within the domain we are considering - but not one that is reductive: - we don't bother to write a Pattern / Story about a nail, but we might well write one about nailing as a recurring approach to fixing things in place.
WE SELECT AN IMAGE WHICH WE BELIEVE CONVEYS THE ESSENCE OF THE PATTERN IN A DIRECT WAY THAT IS INSTANTLY RECOGNISABLE.
WE DO THIS IN RECOGNITION OF THE FACT THAT THE TEXT OF A PATTERN / STORY OPERATES ONLY IN ONE MODE - THAT OF RATIONALISING DISCOURSE - AND THAT THIS IS INSUFFICIENT.
IF A PATTERN / STORY MEANS ANYTHING, IT SHOULD BE RECOGNISED AT AN EMOTIONAL LEVEL AS HAVING SOME LEVEL OF TRUTHINESS TO IT.
... we include links to patterns / stories that operate at a wider, more diffuse scale - ones which this one can help to instantiate and make more real.
THE STORY: This is the most condensed statement of what it is that this Pattern / Story captures. If you are having trouble writing this, it is often a sign that you have not yet arrived at something that can usefully become a Pattern / Story. It is quite likely that, on further consideration, you will find that you are mixing several ideas together.
THE ARGUMENT / DISCUSSION Make the case for the Story, and the recommendations which follow.
The proposition behind the book design (there are a total of 253 patterns covering 1166 pages in thress section -ranging from the widest, most diffuse (INDEPENDENT REGIONS calls for a federated world with 1000 independent regions) to the smallest, most intense (THINGS FROM YOUR LIFE).