Growing up and even to this very day fairy tales are my go to books. I read them so often that I’ve memorized many different versions of the same tale! Whether the books are Grimm, Anderson, Fables, Fairy tales from different countries, Disney versions or fractured fairy tales, I read them constantly. They take me to a world that makes it easy to find the bad guy. He’s usually scary looking, mean, or dabbling in dark magic. He’s usually the person everyone tries to avoid. Sometimes he wears all black, sometimes he is a royal with a cold, black heart. Whatever his looks his character is generally the same. Evil, bad, mean, cruel and always tries to take down the hero. Which makes people think that fairy tales are only for children! But they’re not!
There is just so much truth in fairy tales. There are warnings and lessons in them that aren’t just for children. But for adults too! I feel that it is important to learn about them, to remember them because they are stories that people had told to them over and over again until they were memorized enough to be written down to be shared across the globe. If something was so important to someone to make the tradition of telling the story shouldn’t it be learned by others as well? It’s like making sure a legend/fairy tale doesn’t go extinct! Much like my article on Why it’s a Shame Writing Letter’s Went Extinct.
What are your views on fairy tales? Do you have a favorite tale? I’d love to discus what you think of your tales both the Grimm version or the Disney version!
I’m curious to how many languages people speak. Is it one? Two? Five? Maybe you can only speak one but you can read three? I’d love to know!
Personally I can speak English fluently. I can speak Spanish a bit since I took three years of it. I’m in the process of learning Italian now though. Like most people I also know some words and some sentences in French, German, Gaelic, Latin, Russian, Swahili (Lion King anyone? 🙂 ), Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew, Latin and Malaysian. But those are just words and phrases, not the whole language (although I do wish one day that I could!)
What about you? Are you a language extraordinaire? Or do you like the simple life of only one language?
Mr. Darcy’s Bite by Mary Lydon Simonsen
Mr. Darcy’s Bite is a spin-off of Jane Austen’s brilliant novel, Pride and Prejudice. It starts with Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy courting Elizabeth Bennet for six months but the visits are so erratic that Elizabeth can’t tell whether Mr. Darcy wants to ask for her hand or not! However, Mr. Darcy loves her and wants very much to marry her but he has a problem. Continue reading
Lately I have been really interested in different cultures. Don’t get me wrong I’ve always loved learning about different cultures but lately my interest has spiked quite high! I love learning and one thing is always interesting and quite constant is cultures. There is just something so rewarding about knowing the language, the culture norms, beliefs, the food, music, holidays and lives of people around the world. I love to read about other people’s traditions, their taboos and most importantly their fairy tales and legends.
However today, February 24th, is the Romanian holiday of love, called Dragobete. Continue reading
I want to thank Ally from My Little Piece of Quiet so very much for her nomination for the Versatile Blogger Award. I’m overjoyed to have been nominated and I truly am in awe of the support she has given me. I love reading her posts about all things introvert related and at the end of the day it’s like talking to a friend! I think her blog is perfect for anyone to read because there is always something to relate too! (You should check out her blog as well!)
The “rules” to accept this award are below:
Display the award on your blog
Thank the person who nominated you
Share seven facts about yourself
Nominate 15 blogs (and include links to them)
Here are seven facts about me:
- I’ve recently started running, Tae Kwon Do and swing dancing. I find it extremely enjoyable and I can’t imagine what I did before I started these three activities!
- I’ve never been without a pet. I’ve had (or still currently have) dogs, cats, chickens, goats, geckos, hermit crabs, birds and whatever stray animal that has waltzed my way!
- I love reading and knitting. Currently I’m trying to teach myself to knit a little tiny Hulk because of a dream I had!
- What I desperately want to do is to travel the world! I want to see new places and experience new things!
- I’m learning Italian on my own. It’s such a beautiful language and it is so similar to Spanish and French!
- I love hiking and being in the trees. I’m not a fan of cities for more than a few days…Cities make me feel closed off from nature. I like seeing the natural world rather than the man-made world.
- I have a habit of watching a movie or reading a book several times in the course of a week or two because it just makes me happy! Currently I have been re-watching and re-reading Pride and Prejudice (2005).
Here are my 15 nominations (in no particular order):
- The Savvy Survivalist
- See, there’s this thing called biology…
- Authentically Aurora
- Feminine and Feline
- Seven Years in a Drawer
- Harsh Reality
- write meg!
- I last in Wanderlust
- Crafty Travels 17
- The Dad Letters
- Nurse Loves Farmer
- INFJ Ramblings
- Socially Awkward Geek Girl Is Happy
Thank you again Ally for the nomination. I’m so thankful!