This is my new favorite C. S. Lewis quote:
Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.
Lewis had a deep and profound understand of the power of story. Everything we need to understand about the power of story is summed up in that one statement.
It’s probably time to put a little Lewis into my reading queue. One needs a good dose of Lewis now and again.