Why we need stories.

 “Without stories we are trapped in a static version of ourselves.”

Arthur Rackham, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, 1837

This week I came across an article about why fairy tales matter by Meg Rosoff, an American writer living in London. Although it was published in The Guardian a couple of years ago, it is still relevant reading today, perhaps even more profound, given the current state of affairs in America, the world, and on Earth.

I was deeply moved by this short essay which is at turns funny, serious, even philosophic. I could summarize for you what Rosoff said, but it is such a good read, you should just read it.

If you are a reader you’ll love it. If you are a writer, you’ll love it even more. It will only take a few minutes and, I promise, it will be time well spent.

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