Stories are for transfixing us. To delight. To make us laugh. To make us cry. To make us rage against injustices. To teach us not to hurt others. To help us forgive when we are hurt by others.
Stories instruct and allow us to escape. Give us hope to dream of something more. Let us imagine a path – many paths – to reach that something more. Stories are, they ought to be, about something more.
For they remind us that we, too, are something more.