Fairies & Tales (Photo by Martina)
The other day I read : “Disney’s latest release Tangled, the modern take on the Rapunzel story, “will be the last fairy tale produced by Disney’s animation group for the foreseeable future,” according to the LA Times.”
The end of animated fairy tales ? Is that a sadness arising ~ or relief at dissolving illusion ? What of the archetypes ? The beautiful & skillful drawings ?
The very un-fairytale nature of relationship is easy to experience in modern living. Castles in the air turn to nightmare painbody dungeons . . .
Any enquiry takes me into my own conditioning. Dad would call me ‘Tinkerbell’ ~ which is fine because she’s the weaver of magic, & pretty powerful ! He also called me ‘Puck’ so a sweet balance.
Ah well, a delightful opportunity to be inspired by nature & Will Shakespeare’s Oberon ~ King of the Fairies, in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” :
“I know a bank whereon the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips & the nodding violet grows;
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk roses & with eglantine.”
Heartfelt elementals bursting with expression. I played the character of Peaseblossom in a school production years ago, & will end with her simple line:
“Hail mortal !”
Mandala by Martina
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