Saturday, March 15, 2014

defeat of the bogey



Fairy tales do not give the child his first idea of bogey. What fairy tales give the child is his first clear idea of the possible defeat of bogey. The baby has known the dragon intimately ever since he had an imagination. What the fairy tale provides for him is a St. George to kill the dragon.
      ― G.K. Chesterton, Tremendous Trifles
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11 comments:

Pom Pom said...

Hello dear! I love that photo! Precious!

Farm Girl said...

I love that, so true and profound.
Lovely picture of you and your baby. I love your long hair. :)

Jeannette said...

yes...and yet sometimes the dragons in the story were much bigger than the ones I had imagined!

Lisa Richards said...

Yes! I have this quote on one of my blogs, but phrased a little differently. Love GKC!

Carol said...

Interesting. I listened to a podcast on the Circe Institute website last week discussing the modern takes on the old fairy tales.

Janet Cupo said...

That would be interesting Carol. I wish I had time to listen. The modern takes are pretty soul-destroying.

AMDG
Janet

wayside wanderer said...

YES! And I love the picture of you. It is precious!!!

Monica said...

Love, love, LOVE this quote. They know the bad stuff is out there -- make sure they know the good guys are, too!

Sarah Mackenzie said...

I love love love this quote. And what a sweet photo, too! :)

Lorrie said...

Love this. Fairy tales serve a wider purpose than mere entertainment.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

How I love seeing a child being read to by his or her parent.