Another one of those “Huh!” moments:
This is what G.K. Chesterton had to say about fairy tales –
“Fairy tales, then, are not responsible for producing in children fear, or any of the shapes of fear; fairy tales do not give the child the idea of the evil or the ugly; that is in the child already, because it is in the world already. Fairy tales do not give the child his first idea of bogey. What fairy tales give the child is his first clear idea of the possible defeat of bogey. The baby has known the dragon intimately ever since he had an imagination. What the fairy tale provides for him is a St. George to kill the dragon. Exactly what the fairy tale does is this: it accustoms him for a series of clear pictures to the idea that these limitless terrors had a limit, that these shapeless enemies have enemies in the knights of God, that there is something in the universe more mystical than darkness, and stronger than strong fear.“
- Tremendous Trifles (1909), XVII: “The Red Angel”
Today’s art spark:
Took a second hit with another rejection email. Seriously? Back-to-back no’s? Well, what did I learn (again)?
My best friend is wise and knows just what to say at times like these.
Finding a fit is hard, especially when you are “mixed” professionally and personally.
Renewed respect for writers who just.keep.going.no.matter.what.
My dog really doesn’t care if I’m published or not.
It’s not allllll bad. Other parts of my job are going just fine, better than fine actually.
Something simple can shift you from blah to smiling… like the video I received via email yesterday and I’ve reposted below: