On fairy tales -


On fairy tales -

'The child intuitively comprehends that although these stories are unreal, they are not untrue ...

For those who immerse themselves in what the fairy tale has to communicate, it becomes a deep, quiet pool which at first seems to reflect only our own image; but behind it we soon discover the inner turmoils of our soul - its depth, and ways to gain peace within ourselves and with the world, which is the reward of our struggles.

~ Bruno Bettelheim, "The Uses of Enchantment": "The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales"

Painting by Seymore Joseph Guy

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