You are the fairy tale

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Artwork by Jee Young Lee

Artwork by Jee Young Lee

“Hmmm. It seems to me that you yourself are the fairy tale.  You’re looking for yourself.  Yes, yes, the closer I look at you, the more I can see it.  You are the fairy tale.  Come, tell me a story!”

The little girl was at first greatly embarrassed.  But the she began to tell a story.  She told about a young horse who was very handsome and won all the prizes at the race-track.  And about a horse at the grave of his master.  And about wild horses who lived out in the open.  And then the old horse wept and said:  “Thank you! Yes, yes you are the fairy tale.  I knew it all along!”  The butcher came, and the horse was slaughtered.  On Sunday the little girl was at home with her parents, and they had horsemeat for dinner since they were very poor.  But the little girl would not touch anything.  She thought about the horse and how he had wept.

“She doesn’t eat horsemeat”, the mother said, “Then you’ll eat nothing.”

“She’s a spoiled princess,” her brothers and sisters said.  And the little girl ate nothing.  But she felt no hunger.  She thought about the old horse and how he had wept, and she was full.  Yes, she was a fairy tale.” By Odon von Horvath from the book: Breaking the Magic Spell: Radical Theories of Folk and Fairy tales by Jack Zipes.

Artwork by Jee Young Lee

Artwork by Jee Young Lee

Artwork by Jee Young Lee

Artwork by Jee Young Lee

I really really like Jee Young Lee’s work.  Fount it here:

and I am saving for the book from which I got the lovely story I quoted above :

2 thoughts on “You are the fairy tale

  1. Hi Hannalie. Hoop dinge gaan goed met jou en met julle. Moes van Facebook af weg, dis nie goed vir my siel nie. Eks heel besig hier met my studies…om meer oor kinders te leer…of stel dit so; hoe om vir hulle meer spasie te gee vir hulle kreatiewe uitdrukkungsvermoë….en natuurlik vir die gene wie se woorde te kort kom vir hulle gevoelens.. Anyhow, ons bly in touch. Groete Morné

    1. Hi Morne, dit is so goed om van jou te hoor. Ek het gesien jy is ‘missing in action’ op fb, maar dankie vir jou boodskap hier, want nou het ek uiteindelik jou e-pos adres. Ek gaan nou vir jou ‘mail’ stuur. xxx

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