I was fifty years old and I was exhausted. I had become too entangled in the lives of my family and friends and I was overwhelmed with the vicissitudes of their problems. Feeling un-needed was not my issue – I was needed too much. I was the center of everyone else’s life, yet I was missing in my own…
Fairy tales are the dreams of a culture. Their characters and stories comment on our collective predicament. They give a sense of meaning to the problems of our times, even though that meaning may not yet be clear. Like dreams, fairy tales voice hidden truths in the language of metaphor and symbol. They safeguard the important questions, even when we have forgotten to ask them.