When I was young, I read many fairy tales, including the ones in the Brown Fairy Tale Book, Green Fairy Tale Book, and the other colors of Fairy Tale Books illustrated by the amazing Arthur Rackham.
I wonder if that’s why I believe that life could be like a fairy tale with
- rewards for kindness, and
- the triumph of good over evil.
I especially remember the Grimm brothers’ tale of The Fisherman and His Wife (found here) which I have been quoting to Michael with increasing frequency over the past four years. This is a story of escalating greed, selfishness, hubris, overreach, narcissism, and ultimate retribution, where somebody wishes for more and more absurd amounts of wealth and power, until they get what they deserve.
Because of all the tales I read as a kid, I’ve believed that narcissism and greed, while perhaps succeeding spectacularly for a while, ultimately would not win.
And I was right. At least for now.
Do you see fairy tales in today’s images?
Here’s the tale of The Fisherman and his Wife.
Here’s a video showing the art of Arthur Rackham:
Today, I am happily ever after thanking all who help me concoct the tales in this daily blog, including YOU!