A faerytale quest is a reminder to reach into a velvet pocket and pull out your strength, your kindness and your belief in all that is good in the world...
Reading The Tale of Despereaux right now with the kids it is so evident how strong and full of light and grace we all can be.
"The world is dark, and light is precious. Come closer, dear reader. You must trust me. I am telling you a story....
"There, said Hovis, when the piece of thread broke and dropped to the ground. Now you're free. You see, you're not going into the dungeon because you have to. You're going because you choose to.
Yes, said Despereaux, because I am on a quest. The word felt good and right in his mouth.
Say it reader. Say the word 'quest' out loud. It is an extraordinary word isn't it? So small and yet so full of wonder, so full of hope." pg. 221
The act of dropping back into life, in itself, is an act of bravery for some and I celebrate those who have fallen, almost broken, and still shed light to the world.