Stories of us

“For we live with those retrievals from childhood 
that coalesce and echo throughout our lives, 
the way shattered pieces of glass 
in a kaleidoscope reappear in new forms and are 
songlike in their refrains and rhymes, 
making up a single monologue. 

We live permanently in the recurrence of our own stories, 
whatever story we tell.”
~ Michael Ondaatje