I once tried reading the Arabian Nights, and found it confusing. It wasn't because of the language (there is no "original version", just a series of translated stories much like King Arthur) but because of the fact that nearly every story contains multiple levels of story...similar to Inception. Scheherazade will often begin a tale about a character, who tells a tale to escape a situation...in that tale, there's another character, who also tells a tale...and so on. At point, I think I was about 5 levels deep when I realized I had completely forgotten the premise of the story above. This concept of layering seems far less popular today in our stories, though it still seems to be how conversations work.
As I reach Day 1001 on this blog, it's interesting to realize all the way that our lives are a series of leaps into deeper levels. A person may turn to watching sports because they're procrastinating on a project, only to become invested in following a specific team...and then plan a trip to follow said-team, only become heavily invested in traveling. As much as we like to think life is a series of linear movements, its often a series of leaps into deeper stories. These are stories which sometimes last for years, or even decades, but other times are just short seasons until we're back on the main path. It's an interesting concept to consider that wherever you are currently in life...you're potentially just a leap back, or a leap deeper before finding yourself in a whole new story.
After blogging for 1001 days, I'm not quite sure how Scheherazade did it...though I suppose I'd be much more creative too if my life depended on it.