We are storied creatures; we naturally love stories because our lives are filled with tension and resolution, and at any given moment there is likely to be more tension than resolution. So we identify with this character or that, with this moment or that, with this or that twist of the plot . . . and we are hooked. We want to know what happens, how it works out.
So we live within the world of the narrative as creatures in search of an ending, in search of happiness, on the quest for to teleion, “the complete.”
N.T. Wright from “After You Believe”
“We Are Storied Creatures”