May 31, 2004
Once upon a time, in a kingdom far, far away. How far away was it? Its funny how fairytales take place in locations removed from all possible context. I suppose that allows them to be universal, more archetypical I suppose (as if Jung wrote the fairytales himself in order to have some ready examples to illustrate his theories), but it also seems to make them less personal. Perhaps that’s part of the point as well – real enough to teach us lessons, to entertain us; not real enough to become too entangled in our lives. Only as close as our dreams.