Rumination: to go over in the mind repeatedly and often casually or slowly, to engage in contemplation, to reflect....more

Letter to My Younger Self or The Wisdom of Fairy Tales

"Fairy tales were not my escape from reality as a child; rather, they were my reality - for mine was a world in which good and evil were not abstract concepts, and like fairy-tale heroines, no magic would save me unless I had the wit and heart and courage to use it widely." -Terri Windling,  Surviving Childhood  The Armless Maiden 1995...more