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mo, i’m twelve! why do grown ups think it’s easier for children to bear secrets than the truth? don’t they know about the horror stories we imagine to explain the secrets?

from inkheart by cornelia funke


telling stories

stories are, in one way or another, mirrors. we use them to explain to ourselves how the world works or how it doesn’t work. like mirrors, stories prepare us for the day to come. they distract us from the things in the darkness.

neil gaiman, smoke and mirrors: short fictions and illusions