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Gennady Spirin (Russian, contemporary illustrator) ~ Princess and the Pea; Hans Anderson’s Favorite Fairy Tales

“All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake up in the day to find it was vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.” T.E. Lawrence

Snegurochka is forever young and beautiful. According to the legend the old man and woman who made her from snow used two deep blue beads for eyes, made two dimples in her cheeks, and used a piece of red ribbon for her mouth. Snegurochka was very beautiful, but when she came to life, she was even better. Snegurochka is often depicted with snow white skin, deep sky-blue eyes, cherry lips and curly fair hair.

In Finnish mythology it was said the Queen of the underworld rode the white stag..bringing its hunters to their unfateful doom.

We all wish for a Pied Piper to play his flute and lead us away with no more thought to where we are going than a brief, "WOW! No more homework, watercoolers and Mondays!". ...Carol