The Star Wars movies begin with a scroll saying that the action occurred long, long ago and far, far away. Mythic action uses such descriptors to universalize the story. The events could be anywhere, even here. The story of the Annunciation, where Mary accepted the role as Mother of the Savior of the World, is almost an anti-myth. Instead of some vague time and place, the events of our redemption possess the scandal of particularity. It was to this person, in this place, at this time that God chose to break into history. That is how God operates — not on some vague, ethereal plain but in the concrete, actual, human level of one person encountering another.