A twist in the tale, or twist in tail? A twist in tail would be a pig since it has a curly tail. Maybe the little girls with curly pig tails could be an alternate. I really wonder what would have happened if Rapunzel had curly hair.
Albert Einstein says if you want your children to be intelligent tell them fairy tales. Actually fairy tales are not tall tales, they tales that are more than true, not because they tell us dragon exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten!
When I was kid I used to read fairy tales. In fairy tales you meet Prince Charming and he’s everything you ever wanted. The bad guys are easy to spot, and as I grew up the fairy tales turned to Barbara Cortland’s romances, and somewhere the bad guy came right out Zane Grey to bashed out by gun totting Cowboy. The Bad guy was funny and makes you laugh; he looks handsome, and is very witty. Despite my penchant in believing that there’s more to the world than what we can see, that folktales and fairy tales are based on real, maybe threadbare forgotten part of events.
When all the furore occurred about Harry Potter, I really agree with J.K.Rowling when she says” I really feel that we’re not giving children enough credit for distinguishing what’s right and what’s wrong”.
Despite devouring fairy tales, most of us didn’t believe that kissing frogs would lead us to a prince, or that eating a mysterious apple would poison us, or that with the magical “Babbitt-Bobbitt-boo” would get me a beautiful dress and pumpkin carriage.
So let’s not tell tales twisted or untwisted, how giving facts straight.