Monday, May 25, 2015

Fairy Tales (and real life)

Last week was a hard week in many respects. Part of that was due to some rather shocking news which came out about a very public Christian family. Frankly, this news was hard to hear. I am still grappling through my thoughts on it and will likely share some of my conclusions before the week is out. (Why? Because I kind of want to write my thoughts out of me on that one.)

I'm also getting tired of thinking about that particular piece of bad news and wanted to create something beautiful to enjoy. With that goal in mind, last night my daughter and I went outside in our yard to take some photos of her. She loves dressing up and making pretty photos which is extremely convenient when you have photographers for parents. (Ha!) The photos had a distinctly fairytale feel to them and I can't help but want to share a few with you. I hope you enjoy.


Everything you look at can become a fairy tale and you can get a story from 
everything you touch.”
― Hans Christian Andersen

When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty, I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up. - C.S. Lewis

A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest. ― C.S. Lewis

Life is a faerytale written by God's hand. ― Hans Christian Andersen

Since it is so likely that children will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage. Otherwise you are making their destiny not brighter but darker. ― C.S. Lewis

The whole world is a series of miracles, but we're so used to them we call them ordinary things. ― Hans Christian Andersen


Stephanie said...

Love the photos and the quotes.

Barbara H. said...

It was indeed very sad news, and I am still processing it as well.

Love the fairly tale quotes and fairy tale-ish photos! She's gotten so big!

Shonya said...

Delightful photos and quotes!

And I look forward to reading your processing. I need to process it as well!!

Cassandra said...

She is beautiful and looking so grown up!

*carrie* said...

I agree with everything Barbara H. said!

Annette Whipple said...

Where'd this big girl fairy come from?

Bluerose said...

The news hit me hard, too. I'm still trying to work it out in my mind, but I'm sad about it(to put it mildly). I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts!

Everything about those pictures are beautiful. I love them! :)

Sarah said...

Beautiful pics! Love the quotes!

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