Thursday, November 18, 2010
I've always been captivated by fairy tales. I had a very thick collection of Grimms Fairy Tales as a child that I read over and over, and I now read them to my daughter. I think I re-read Rapunzel so many times because I found it so frustrating that Rapunzel wouldn't just cut off her long hair and use it as a rope to climb out of the tower. Or that the prince wouldn't simply bring a ladder or rope right away. What was the point of dragging out the process? Meanwhile, I wasn't allowed to cut my hair as a girl, so it grew down to my butt, always full of nasty tangles. My mom was known for her long, blonde hair, and she still refuses to cut it to a more manageable length.
By the way, my choice of themes is in no way related to the Disney movie that must have just been released. Pure coincidence.