“Deeper meaning resides in the fairy tales told me in my childhood than any truth that is taught in life.”

FRIEDRICH SCHILLER

Quote of the Day

“I think hard times are coming when we will be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now and can see through our fear-stricken society and its obsessive technologies. We will need writers who can remember freedom. Poets, visionaries – the realists of a larger reality.”

URSULA K. LE GUIN
Visionnaire and writer extraordinaire: Ursula K. Le Guin

J.R.R TOLKIEN ON FAIRY STORIES

The following excerpts are from J.R.R Tolkien’s essay collection: On Fairy Stories. 

His wisdom is always pertinent, especially during these times of vulnerability:

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Featured Image: Spirit of the Night, 1879, by John Atkinson Grimshaw

Marshmallow Memories

frontIf you’ve spent time in France, you know what “Fraises Tagada” is. It’s a squishy, yummy, pillowy, marshmallowy pink candy covered in glittering sugar crystals. At school, anytime someone happened to have a bag of them, we would turn into pigeons before bread crumbs, extending our hands to receive these drops that seemed to have been made of pink cotton candy clouds. It’s always the sweet simple pleasures that create the fondest memories. As a nod and a wink to those days and to my favorite candy, I decided to design a sweatshirt (puffy and soft, just like a fraise tagada) for fun, without the calories.