A great article by Stephen Winter about the nature of control in our lives….through the lens of LOTR, of course!
“And as we consider our own lives so we too must think of the tension between our desire to live a life that we can call our own and the tales that really matter.”
Source: The Tales that Really Matter and A Life of Our Own
This has great implications to communicating the truth found in fairy tales and fantasy.
“The excellent Super Flemish project of French photographer Sacha Goldberger, who transports the Pop Culture and superheroes into classical Flemish painting and fashion of the Elizabethan era… Some gorgeous retro versions of Superman, Batman, Spiderman, Darth Vader, Hulk and so on!”
Another great blog from Letters from the Edge of Elfland.
“Stories carry the framework of a culture. Specifically, myth and fairy tales mainly perpetuate the divine reality or the culture identity respectively, and both have evolved through space and time. Rising societies transmute these tales to fit their own cultural paradigms and usually create their own mythology or fairy tales.”
A great thought for today!