(10/23/01 8:11:44 am)
| The Fairy Tale Cycle|
Fellow board member Helen Pilonovsky has a lovely essay about fairy
tales currently posted on the Endicott site: www.endicott-studio.com/fortftc.html.
Just wanted to make sure that y'all didn't miss it. There's also
new fairy tale poetry by Midori (Baba Yaga) and Cory-Ellen (Cinderella):
Also, art by the Dutch painter Marja Lee Kruyt, which ties into
the Sulamith Wulfing discussion we were having below: www.endicott-studio.com/galmarja.html.
Edited by: Terri at: 10/23/01 8:18:14 am
(10/23/01 10:28:45 am)
| Welcome back!|
It is so good to see you back on the board again! How are you?
(10/24/01 8:14:08 am)
| Re: Welcome back!|
I'm doing okay, more or less. I decided to head on to my winter place in Arizona after my mother's funeral, since I was already back in the States, rather than go home to England, since I would have been heading this way soon anyway. Now I'm in Tucson trying to catch up on all the work I missed during the last weeks of my mother's illness. It's nice to be back on the board.
(10/24/01 8:14:36 am)
| re: Fairy Tale Cycle|
Just wanted to say I loved your essay. That outsider feeling and the searching and uncertainty were feelings with which I was very familiar. As a child I thought myself alone, that few others shared those feelings - except for all those people I read about in books! Now, working with children, I realize many children feel that way, even the ones I, as a child, would have thought were popular, accepted, successful, and confident.
I too am glad to have you back.
(10/26/01 5:16:08 am)
Thanks so much! That essay was actually produced in response to
a query from a friend of mine who just couldn't grasp why it was
that I was devoting myself to the study of fairy tales, immersing
myself in them - couldn't figure out what the relevance was. So,
after trying - with more and more frustration - to explain it in
ten words or less, I gave up, went away, poured my heart out in
ten pages, and came back. Now my friend gets it.