Loved this quote about the transformative power of stories, which, when well told, can take you outside of what you know and return you with new directions to explore.
” . . . Whenever a fairy tale is told, it becomes night. No matter where the dwelling, no matter the time, no matter the season, the telling of tales causes a starry sky and a white moon to creep from the eaves and hover over the heads of the listeners. Sometimes, by the end of the tale, the chamber is filled with daybreak, other times a star shard is left behind, sometimes a ragged thread of storm sky. And whatever is left behind is the bounty to work with, to use toward soul-making . . .”
-Clarissa Pinkola Estes
from “At the Gates of the City of the Storyteller God”