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Good night, dear magical Twitter folk. Starting tomorrow, I will be off Twitter for the weekend but I hope you all have a wonderful one. Tonight I will leave you with this illustration by Jungsuk Lee. See you when I get back.
Australian artist Rhona Olive (Pixie) O'Harris
May we all be as bold & confident as this Mandarin Duck
Daydreaming's the best (photo by Ossi Saarinen)
What's your favorite collection of fairy or folk tales?
Hansel & Gretel illustration by Wanda Gag
I love the playfulness of this watercolor sketch Miyazaki did for My Neighbor Totoro
'I'd like to add some beauty to life' Anne said dreamily. 'I'd love to make people have a pleasanter time because of me . . . to have some little joy or happy thought that would never have existed if I hadn't been born.' (stills from anime Anne of Green Gables Miyazaki worked on)
With all that's going on in the world, I cannot help but think of and echo Emily Dickinson's words: Pardon My Sanity In A World Insane
Signs your TBR piles are getting out of hand
I think the ideal neighborhood is not found in major cities but in fairy mushroom houses located in an enchanted wood. (art by Butterfly Web)
This is wonderful but I don't know that I could eat such a cute Totoro
One of my favorite literary characters is Anne Shirley. She was not a fictional figure but a true kindred spirit who showed me that it was okay to be a dreamer. Is it any wonder that I love this crochet doll of Anne with an e? (it's by PidesignsCrafts)
Fairy tales are not safe. They have sharp teeth & pulse with blood & violence. Fairy tales true magic is they reflect our world no matter the time & place because they're rooted deep in the human psyche. (art by Maurice Sendak)
Reading is such an intense experience. That's what makes it feel like it is my lifeblood or my own heartbeat. - Helen Oyeyemi
Imagine having a mother who worries that you read too much. The question is, what is it that's supposed to happen to people who read too much? How can you tell when someone's crossed the line. - Helen Oyeyemi
Good night, dear magical Twitter folk. Tonight I will leave you with 'She Reads Them to Sleep' by Peyton Duncan
If you haven't read Hortense & The Shadow, I highly recommend this modern fairy tale classic.…
Author E Nesbit died #OTD in 1924. She was one of the most important writers to shape contemporary children's lit. Nesbit would write over 40 children's books, including The Railway Children. Her influence can be seen in the works of everyone from CS Lewis to Madeleine L'Engle.
Alice Liddell, the inspiration for Alice in Wonderland, was born #OTD in 1852. The first photo of her was taken by Lewis Carroll and the second by Julia Margaret Cameron.
Ukrainian Illustrator and ceramicist: Julia Pilipchatina… A little campaign to support Ukrainian artists. Please RT I’ll try & post a different artist each day @RGabe69 @neilhimself @JHWilliamsIII @R_Leveille_Guay @DirkMaggs @michaelsheen
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What book do you find yourself recommending the most lately? (art by Rick Beerhorst)
Whenever I'm feeling down, I just think of this little girl dressed as No-Face & the reactions she got from other kids in her class, & all is right with the world.
“Little Library” (2009) by Todd Pattison.
Twitter needs less trolls & more Charlottes to encourage & remind you that you are "terrific" (art by Garth Williams)
It's amazing the impacts childhood has on authors' imagination. When Hans Christian Andersen was 11, his father died. His mother told the boy that the "Ice Maiden carried (his father) off." This would be the root of what became his fairy tale The Snow Queen.
As an eight year old,CS Lewis was writing a History of Mouse-Land & I absolutely love him for it. We would have been childhood friends for sure. (art by Pauline Baynes)
Stories may be nourished with the realities of life, but their true mark is to satisfy the nameless longings of the reader." - Robert Louis Stevenson (art by breathing2004)
"... a man writing a story is too excited about the story itself to sit back and notice how he is doing it." - CS Lewis
Books are important because they help us imagine ourselves, imagine the world & imagine our place in it.
Whenever I go on a trip, no matter how short it is, I always carry more books than I will ever actually be able to read on it. Do you do that to?
Check out this amazing staircase. I wonder where it leads ...
Good night, dear magical Twitter folks. Tonight I will leave you with Spring Scattering Stars by Edwin Howland Blashfield
Sunlight through the New Dawn Rose
“I wish I could show you, When you are lonely or in darkness, The Astonishing Light Of your own Being!” ― Hafez
Poetry is not superfluous. Poetry is not a luxury. Poetry is vital & necessary. I begin & end each day reading poetry. Who are the poets you love? (art by Bhuvana J)
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