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.