Friday, October 3, 2014

Fairy Tale

I love the quote by Hans Christian Anderson,

"Every person's life is a fairy tale written by God's fingers." 

It encourages me to believe that my life is so much more than mundane.
Albert Einstein said, "If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales." to which I, having been one of those children to whom fairy tales were read to, wholeheartedly concur. This isn't to say I possess the intellect of Einstein because I was read to. But perhaps it's safe to say that young children delight in tales of magic and enchantment because their fertile imaginations aren't yet bound by the rigid laws of time, space or motion, or corrupted by the facts of life. Riding a tide of words, their imaginations transport them into the worlds of dragon slayers, beautiful princesses, little mermaids, beanstalk climbers and a thousand other characters who reside in realms where anything is possible. Little children naturally believe in the existence of God, as well as that of elves, fairies, witches, goblins, and the monster who lives under the bed, because their minds are playgrounds of wonder and fantasy. For them, there are no absolutes and anything is possible. It is a rich, creative world that resides in the mind of a child. We grownups, with our thoughts tucked neatly into concrete-sequential pigeon holes, grow old to find this sort of creativity illusive at worst, and dang hard work at best. It is a sad day indeed when we allow the childlike imagination and faith that once ruled our world as innocents to dissolve into the abyss of adulthood, for we have lost something truly precious. How much better to see our lives the way children do, as a fairy tale written by God's fingers, where we all live happily ever after.

$465 / Unframed
11" x 14" / Acrylic on Canvas Board
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