"What a fine night! What a good walk! I knew the wolf wouldn't find me!" "Oh, but you must travel through those woods again & again..." said a shadow at the window. "and you must be lucky to avoid the wolf every time..." "But the wolf... ...the wolf only needs enough luck to find you … Continue reading Through the Woods
This week's reading is the first requested one! Thank you Marieke, and I hope you enjoy this piece of Neverland. On these magic shores children at play are for ever beaching their coracles. We too have been there; we can still hear the sound of the surf, though we shall land no more. Who doesn't … Continue reading Peter Pan (and Wendy)
She wondered how she would feel to be a married woman. It would be the end of her life, she decided, if life was a time of choices. In a week from now, she would have no choices. She would reign over her people. She would have children. Perhaps she would die in childbirth, perhaps … Continue reading The Sleeper and the Spindle
In J. K. Rowling's little book The Tales of Beedle the Bard we are presented with a collection of 5 fairytales set in the Harry Potter universe, each with comments made by Professor Dumbledore. These comments spell out the moral lessons of the tale and provide some "historical" information (all within the HP world). As there are … Continue reading The Tales of Beedle the Bard
It is inevitable that at some point each year, I find myself with this book in my hands. Whenever I need a pick-me-up for some undefinable reason, or I find myself dulled to my surroundings, this wonderful book is surified to make me glow and feel good for weeks on end. Every time I finish it (which is always too soon), I get filled with the urging need to go outside and breathe, to play and be merry in ways that I wrote off when I "grew up".