"How can you not like story? Narrative, in science as well as art, allows us to root ideas in the matrix of time. Indeed, it offers us a working definition of what time is. Without it, everything really does happen all at once, we all look in all the boxes, the question of cats is resolved once and for all, and the whole quantum universe collapses."
(I was dream-slicing bread for toast, making a mess of the heel and apparently wanting not to blame the knife.)