Stories are a vital part of our culture. They instill within us a sense of wonder and imagination. The best stories are the honest ones, stories in which not everything is neatly explained and tied up with a nice little moral at the end. The best stories mirror life, and life is often mysterious and unexplained. The best stories leave space for the listener (or viewer) to fill in with their own imagination, to engage the story on a more personal level, and to involve themselves in the creation of the tale. As the viewer gives part of themselves to the story, the story becomes part of them.