Think about the following quote and what it means to you before you read the rest of the blog, please. :)
"Open the window that the lies may fly out." Is the awe inspiring quote on the back of Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales 1993 edition.
(remember...Think about what it means to you)
My mind swirled and delighted in the very thought. I began thinking, gee, we all need to read in order to open the windows in our minds, and once we open our minds we no longer are held captive from the lies of the world.
Dear me, I was so very wrong. This statement comes from:
The Ditmarsch Tale of Wonders (Das Diethmarsische Lügenmärchen)
"I will tell you something. I saw two roasted fowls flying; they flew quickly and had their breasts turned to heaven and their backs to hell, and an anvil and a mill-stone swam across the Rhine prettily, slowly, and gently, and a frog sat on the ice at Whitsuntide and ate a ploughshare. Three fellows who wanted to catch a hare, went on crutches and stilts; one of them was deaf, the second blind, the third dumb, and the fourth could not stir a step. Do you want to know how it was done? First, the blind man saw the hare running across the field, the dumb one called to the lame one, and the lame one seized it by the neck.
There were certain men who wished to sail on dry land, and they set their sails in the wind, and sailed away over great fields. Then they sailed over a high mountain, and there they were miserably drowned. A crab was chasing a hare which was running away at full speed, and high up on the roof lay a cow which had climbed up there. In that country the flies are as big as the goats are here.
Open the window, that the lies may fly out."
I get it, someone tells tall tales and are called on it...I liked my interpretation of the statement better. What did you get from the quote? Everyone have a great day.
*Picture from Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales: Cinderella
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