A Story About a Story


 
 

This is a story about a man telling a story
about a man telling a story. He looks into
a mirror and tells his tale to the man
he sees in the his mirror. And the man in the
mirror thinks that he is telling his story
to the man he sees in his mirror.
He finds a box and when he opens it,
He finds another box inside. And inside that
box is an even smaller one and yet an even
smaller one inside of it. When at last
he finds the tiniest box of all, he takes
a magnifying glass to see what he can see.
But all he sees is a giant eye looking
back at him.
He falls asleep and dreams of a man who
is dreaming about a man who is dreaming
and as you are reading this story I am
writing a story about you reading this story
Did you tell me this story, or did I tell it to you?

Text and image: Duane Michals

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