“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” ~Albert Einstein
“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” ~Albert Einstein
I'd Love To Be A Fairy's Child
Children born of fairy stock
never need for shirt or frock,
never want for food or fire,
always get their heart's desire:
jingle pockets full of gold,
marry when they're seven years old.
Every fairy child may keep
two strong ponies and ten sheep;
all have houses, each his own,
built of brick or granite stone;
they live on cherries, they run wild--
I'd love to be a Fairy's child.
I have been blissfully lost for the past few weeks immersed in reading several books. I re-read "A Discovery of Witches" by the talented historian/novelist, Deborah Harkness, and the sequel, "Shadow of Night". I fell into this brilliant tale and only came up for a bit of sleep and food. Oh, the inexpressible joy of reading/experiencing a well-written book! I have to wait a year or more for the last book in her "All-Souls Trilogy", but it will be worth the wait. She's an amazing writer with a magnificent imagination and her writing is pure prose.
After reading her books I felt a bit lost until I discovered that one of my favorite authors had a new book out: "Some Kind of Fairy Tale" by Graham Joyce. I own all of his books and highly recommend them each and every one. We've had rain for a week or more, but the sun came out for a few hours today. What better weather for reading than a rainy day?
Wishing you blessings & a good book to read. ~Marion