|from "Grimm's Fairy Tales, Complete Edition, illustrated by Josef Scharl"|
But I can dabble here in the shallows, and talk about my own experiences with fairy tales.
|from "Andersen's Fairy Tales", illustrated by Arthur Szyk|
As a child, I read voraciously. I took armfuls of the books I had chosen out of the public library; and I read and re-read the volumes that filled the bookshelves and cluttered the rooms in our home. Fairy tales were one of my main staples.
|from "Grimm's Fairy Tales," illustrated by Fritz Kredel|
As a child, life could be bewildering, confusing, hurtful; even terrifying. I didn't consciously realize it then, but I know now that immersing myself in fairy tales helped me to navigate the turbulent parts of my days---to integrate all those contradictory parts into a cohesive whole.
|Paper Sculpture, by Su Blackwell http://www.sublackwell.co.uk/#|