"Language, for children as for the rest of us, is a chief pleasure giver. The riddle of human destiny, who we are and whither we go, may absorb our waking hours and cause us to sleep fitfully at night, but the story and the song help us, young and old, to live with the riddle. Those language happenings take us away from our musing and deliver us into another space and hour, while with the same breath they provide a commentary on the questions we ask: What is my self? Where is my self taking me?'
--Ramon R. Ross in Storyteller.