Saturday, March 28, 2009

Peter Pan brings me back

So, the 'artwork' they found has nothing to do with my memory - we'll have to work around that.

When I was a kid my sister took me to a book store - it was the first time I'd ever been to one. I had always been an avid reader - and I read things like The Odessey. I loved fairy tales.
But, my favorite story was Peter Pan. Not the Disney version - the real story. It was beautiful and kinda dark and a little romantic.
I found my favorite story in a beautiful hard-bound book. It had green fabric cover and a green ribbon I could use to hold my place. The only artwork on the cover was a small square with a beautiful black & white drawing.
I cherished that book - and the Fairy Tale and Aesop's Fables that followed it (in the same style binding)...until they were stolen. I've yet to find their replacements.

2 comments:

The Never Fairy said...

Yup! There's so much more to the story than people realize... a darkness, as you said, and a bittersweet tone that reaches both sides - adult and child. Hooray for Peter Pan! :)
Do check this out, too, since you're a fan of the actual book:
http://www.peterpansneverworld.com/

BELIEVE!

Kendra said...

Oooh, I hadn't heard of that. I will check it out, thank you :).