"A great story, like a great work of art, is both simple and complex. It is simple enough in its narrative form for a small child to comprehend the essential movement of the plot, its characters and scenes, and its central themes. At the same time, to the more sophisticated hearer it is like a deep pool of meaning whose depths are not easily fathomed, perhaps never completely exhaustible, with complex undercurrents and mysterious recesses and hidden springs. Any attempt to reduce such a pool to its surface water is to mistake a pool for a puddle." - Conrad Hyers
Thats all hey, that shouldn't be too hard... hmmm.