Looper ★★★★

"The purpose of your story is to tell your child that you are convinced he or she will succeed in growing up, that you believe your child embodies the mental, physical, and emotional lights needed in the lifelong search for that elusive, consoling treasure we call 'meaning.' Equally vital, but more spirited than 'meaning,' you believe your child's future will include, as Joseph Campbell, put it, 'the rapture of being alive.'"
—Chase Collins, Tell Me a Story: Shaping Your Child's Future Through Bedtime Stories

"We would like to think ourselves necessary, inevitable, ordained from all eternity. All religions, nearly all philosophies, and even a part of science testify to the unwearying heroic effort of mankind desperately denying its own contingency."
—Jacques Monod, Chance and Necessity

"I did something...once."
-The Swede, The Killers (Siodmack, 1946)

Bedtime stories, round and round, until the storyteller lets go.