In Others’ Words: Fairy Tales
I enjoyed Walt Disney’s animated version of Cinderella and Snow White and Sleeping Beauty too … and even embraced the updated version of Beauty and the Beast and Rapunzel. (Tangled? Loved it and laughed through it.)
So maybe it’s no surprise fairy tales show up in my second novel, Catch a Falling Star (Howard Books, May 2013.) There’s more to a fairy tale than the happily ever after ending … we just need to take the time to discover what the “more” is. To uncover the lessons being learned by the heroine — the hero too — and see how they apply to us.
Lessons like: how courage takes you places you never imagined (Beauty and the Beast); good triumphing over evil may look magical — but it’s much, much more than that (Sleeping Beauty); the value of iron skillets (Tangled) …
The deeper truth of Tangled? For me, it was not letting someone else keep me from my dreams.
In Your Words: What was your favorite fairy tale? Besides the happily ever after, what lesson did you learn from the make-believe story that sticks with you today?
I’m over at Ashley Clark’s blog today. Well, not just me. She interviewed Allison Denmark, too, the heroine of Wish You Were Here!0 I like this!