It’s Five Minute Friday again. Wanna play?
I believe in Fairy Tales.
I believe in the truth in Fairy Tales.
I believe in the things that they speak most deeply to our hearts.
I ruminate on these prompts before I sit down to type sometimes and at first I was thinking about writing about how You don’t ever see what the “Happily Ever After” really looks like in Fairy Tales. You don’t see that after the prince and princess get married it’s hard and it’s not all happy.
But then I remembered that I believe in Fairy Tales. That I think Fairy Tales, in some ways, ARE real life. They are the stories of dragons, and witches, and great peril coming to us. Things that make us almost lose heart. They are the story of our need for rescue, for help. They make us sigh for beauty and for relief and it’s not just that they are an escape. Sometimes when I read stories that talk about the duel between darkness and light my heart learns something far more real than is accessible to it in the language of plain-spoken teaching.
In my real life, I’m learning, I need to seek out the Fairy Tale. Instead of shivering away from the fantastic, I need to be looking for the overarching story. What songs does God keep repeating to my heart? What themes of darkness plague me and how does the light wrap around and overcome them?
Real Life and Fairy Tales aren’t two separate things. They work together and explain one another. I want to search out the ways they do that in my life.