41 Of 365 (366) For 2012

[ All credit to Jenn Turner, whose lovely picture may be found here. ]

“But a mermaid has no tears, and therefore she suffers so much more.”

[ Hans Christian AndersenThe Little Mermaid ]

6 thoughts on “41 Of 365 (366) For 2012

    • They are beautiful – I love the “old” fairy tales – I mean I do enjoy Disney as well, but I love the old Grimms and Andersens tales (wish I could read the Andersen ones in the original tongue as well).

      Thank you for (still) sticking around I really appreciate how patient you all are with me 😀

  1. In my head, at present: Part of Your World.
    I had a book of Grimms when I was little…the stories had a tendency to be a little frightening though…along with the folk tale books my relatives passed my way.

    • Yes. They are frightening and gruesome, but that makes them so much more fabulous (well at least in my freaky opinion! 😉 ).

      Did you know, the Brothers Grimm were actually charged with travelling through Germany and collecting all the different civil legal laws throughout the country to establish a new unified civil code for Germany? Their stories were basically just the by product of this, because whilst collecting legal customs they also collected German folk lore 😉

      What folk tale books did your relatives pass your way? I mean what heritage? Irish? Scottish? Welsh? Or not on the Island at all? 🙂

      • Wow! I had no idea – fascinating, the historical significance intertwined…

        Not on the island, actually…one was of Russian folk tales and the other was a book called “Gypsy Folktales”…while I do have some Russian in my background, I don’t think anyone was trying to connect me to a past of sorts…I do remember that both books made far less sense than the Grimm tales…

        • Yeah! Some people may argue that Grimm’s Tales were more benefitial for creating a unified Germany, than a unified civil code, but those people – obviously – without exception would not be lawyers 😉

          Russian Folk Lore sounds fascinating and my guess is at least equally as gruesome as German folk lore. They must have at least one about an ice-princess/queen/fairy maiden? 😉

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