Tag Archives: fairytales

Where Beauty Sleeps ~ The Silent Eye Annual Workshop 2020

It is a familiar story. Both gifted and cursed at birth, a princess grows within the safety of a castle. Reaching adulthood, she is cast into sleep in the most inaccessible tower, surrounded by walls of stone and a hedge … Continue reading

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Dreams, Wishes… Memories Always cherished. “Once upon a times” Whose time was never right. No fairy godmother came To wave a wand or cast a spell. No pumpkin coach for Cinderella… Life happens, writing its own fairytale. Reality, in multivalent … Continue reading

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Childhood fantasy

He’s right… by the time you reach an age with double figures, fairy stories are for babies… and you are no longer a babe. In just the same way that we cease admitting to the guilty affection for the music … Continue reading

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Sleeping #midnighthaiku

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Three wishes

“Dear Sir, I wish to make complaint These fairy tales are very quaint, And doubtless teach a thing or two (The old ones better than the new) But I had worked a thousand years With wishes ringing in my ears, … Continue reading

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