We are falling into possibility yet we demand, from our very constitution, that the world cohere into intelligibility. Doing so superadds fictional necessity to a world that, in itself, is only bound by physical necessity. To this we add an additional layer of pseudo-necessity, a context of meaning and value, and then live our choice and action in conformity with it. We make, and inhabit, a story.
The past is alive here and now as The Story, and what we see is a reality whose possibility is limited to what is presented by The Story.