The Thing About Stories…

While Yune was cleaning, she noticed that I was reading a book. It was Grimm’s Fairytales. “I… I want to read too!” she said. I told her that stories in this book were not necessarily for kids. And some may have sad endings.

She looked at me, defiant. “I… I like sad endings too!” she insisted, but the doubt in her voice was unmistakable. I took out the book and spread the pages. She eagerly propped on the text as I read some stories to her.

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Every story takes us on a wonderful journey.

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Along the journey, we see all sorts of things. Beautiful things, wonderful things. Things we can only dream of.

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We meet new people and make friends with them. They join us in our journey.

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And then certain events take place and we can only stand and watch as it happens.

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Bad things happen. Our friends leave us. Some betray us. Some are killed. We search for answers. We keep reading. We keep going.

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Eventually, everything will make sense. We will cry for fallen comrades and lost friendships. This is called a catharsis.

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At the end of it we will close the book and sigh in contentment. For the journey we have taken is a long one and now we must rest.

Remember that we are the only creatures who can go on such a journey within the realms of our mind.

And with that, Yune goes to sleep.

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