The Importance of Myth

“The myth thus speaks of the unknown, both in the cosmos and in ourselves. It stands on the edge of that darkness, both within and without, that we shall never escape… despite all our progress, and our vaunted accumulation of knowledge, we are still children in the dark who have to make up stories so that we will not be so alone, that the darkness itself may become more familiar and more friendly, and the poor shreds and patches of our life be pieced back together.”

from TIME OF NEED by William Barrett