Friday, February 10, 2012

Morsel of the Day: Not My Escape

Fairy tales were not my escape from reality as a child; rather, they were my reality--for mine was a world in which good and evil were not abstract concepts, and like fairy-tale heroines, no magic would save me unless I had the wit and heart and courage to use it widely.

by Terri Windling in "Surviving Childhood" in The Armless Maiden: And Other Tales for Childhood's Survivors

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