We presume all people to be rational; they aren’t.  People are complicated.  We each have multiple selves which emerge or don’t depending on context.

As a child I was busy collecting a glass slipper, a red riding hood cape and muddy boots and birdseed, hoping Superman showed up to rescue me from the wicked witch’s cottage in the woods.  From childhood we expect rescuers from the forest of thorns.

As a quiet only child I consumed fairy tales like self-help books.  What steps I should take, which door could be opened.  The power of their magical answers led me to art.  Buried deep in fairy tales lies the long-shot promise that we can find our way out of the forest again.

Dakota, age 3

Author: kaytisweetlandrasmussen83

I am a retired fine arts teacher, sculptor/painter, writer, and a native Californian. I love my family,dogs, horses, movies, reading and music, probably in that order. I have been married forever to a very nice man who is nice to old ladies, dogs and children.

5 thoughts on “FAIRY TALES”

  1. This short post reminds your readers that each of us constructs multiple realities whether imaginary or not. We do this to shield ourselves, at times, from the harsh world and all its dangers (real or not).

    As a storyteller, I have been most interested in the stories people tell of their past.
    This one reveals much about you and how you came to being the stunning artist and writer that you are.


  2. I am sooo thankful that I have happy places..to go to
    at my whim..The ocean…and the many places I and
    “we” traveled showed the power and quiet and all the
    magnificence of oceans at any point and time of day.


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