The power of a story

‎”I thought I knew a thing or two about people. Even had my list of universals. But I wondered. Maybe the world wasn’t made up of universals that could be summed up in neat little packages. Maybe there were just people. People who were tired and hurt and lonely and kind in their own way and their own time.

“If there is such a thing as a universal — and I wasn’t ready to throw all of mine out the window — it’s that there is power in a story.” — Clare Vanderpool, Moon over Manifest