Stories are like genes

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Stories are like genes, they keep part of us alive after the end of our story, and there is something very moving about Scheherazade entering on the happiness ever after, not at her wedding, but after 1001 tales and three children.

A. S. Byatt, On Histories and Stories: Selected Essays, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2001, p. 166.
Illustration based on the tradition of the Indians of North America.
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