“The National Myth” / Memorable Fancies #816

Why are there so few myths in this country? No tales of dragons and fair maidens, ever-sleeping princesses, or kings pining to return? Everything is factual here; in fact, the people are proud of it, proud of their myth that everything is factual. … [Read more...]

“The Gingerbread Metaphor” / A Memorable Fancy #218

  Hansel and Gretel are lost in the woods, but they come across a small house. Gretel says that they have become a metaphor of the human condition, finding refuge in the midst of despair. Hansel says nothing, because his mouth is full of gingerbread. The door of the house swings slowly open. A smiling face peers out. The metaphor continues.     … [Read more...]