...Fairy tales teach children that dragons can be beaten."
Oh. My. Greg. Peck. Have you SEEN Once Upon A Time yet? It's my new favourite show of all time. Like Enchanted, only more dramatic...
I also love, love, love Snow White - mischievous, feisty and brave!:-
And how scrumptious is Jamie Dornan as the rugged Irish sheriff?!:-
I think we all want to believe in fairy tales. The Cinderella story. True love, high adventure and happily ever after. That's what I think Prince William and Duchess Kate stand for. Despite the distinctly un-dreams-come-true disappointments of the British Royal Family [the awful Prince Andrew, par example, or the terrible treatment of Wallis Simpson - talk about a fairy tale gone wrong!!], this royal romance reminds us of that magic...
[Although this made me chuckle!]
Most of all, fairy tales - be they real-life or fantastical - let us imagine "a lost kingdom of peace," where magic means that everything turns out alright in the end.
Girls of the dirty morning, ticketed and spent,
you will be less at forty than at twenty.
Your living is a waste product of somebody’s mill.
I would fix you like buds to a city where people work
to make and do things necessary and good,
where work is real as bread and babies and trees in parks
where we would all blossom slowly and ripen to sound fruit.
Love, paper crowns and old books xx