Hello all! I am excited to be here with the very first feature of my own: Fairy Tale Fridays. I have always loved fairy tales. They really were what first fostered my love of reading. The adventure. The romance. The princesses. The occasional dragon or two. What more could you ask for? They’re just wonderful and I think that everyone should love them. EVERYONE LOVE WHAT I LOVE. Is that too much to ask?
Anyways. So I’m starting a new feature that’s pretty complicated, so here’s the breakdown: every Friday, there will be a fairytale-related post. Hence Fairy Tale Friday. Now this can be movie breakdowns, childhood stories brought back, classic stories told (since most people don’t actually know what the real stories were) and just a lot of things that I’m pretty excited about. So get excited with me!
I made this beautiful quote into a beautiful graphic because it’s…um, well, beautiful and I think it’s a perfect way to start this feature. “Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” C.S. Lewis…you get me, man. Fairy tales are things frequently associated with children, with immaturity, and fantasy. People will tell you that life’s not a fairy tale, to grow up. And they’re right in the sense that there aren’t such things such as magic or fairy godmothers. A prince is not going to find you and sweep you off your feet (unless you’re Kate Middleton). Pumpkins don’t turn into brand new cars and frogs don’t turn into handsome men practically on their knees with rings in hand. These things don’t happen in real life. But does that mean they’re not worthwhile to read?
Fairy tales are stories of hope. Of persistence. Of love. They’re stories that show that there is beauty in the world. We may have to look around for it and it’s not going to be handed to us…but there’s beauty.
Fairy tales shouldn’t be things that only children enjoy. Especially the original ones. I’m currently reading the Complete Grimm’s Fairy Tales and they’re pretty hilarious sometimes and I don’t think children would even be able to fully appreciate them as an adult would.
All I’m saying is…appreciate the things that you loved as a child and love them today.
And after reading this post…you will live happily ever after.
Come back next week for my next Fairy Tale Friday!