… And the Mother of All gave to another of her children the gift of storytelling.
“With this gift, you will be able to remember me and your siblings to your own children. You and your children will dream whole new worlds. With the skills that come with your gift, some of your children’s dreams will become real and they will make things never before seen in this world.
“But your gift comes with unique dangers. If you ever fall out of right relationship with me and your siblings…”
The child was startled and interrrupted, “But, Mother, why would I ever do such a thing?”
“Hush,” replied the Mother of All. “Listen to me. If you ever fall out of right relationship with me and your siblings, your stories will become false and powerfully destructive. They will be stories only of you and your children, forgetting your Mother and siblings.
“I see your worry, child. I have given you a great responsibility. If, in the course of the long life of this place, such a time ever arises …