After reading Laura and John's blog recently and reading some of the comments about the reason we wear some of the things that we wear (most specifically "goth"). One of the comments made was that "Dress is often our way of telling our own story." and I had to comment on this. I responded to the whole conversation, and it has made me start thinking about the stories we identify with. There were two that i mentioned (Bluebeard and The Crane Maiden) and I have talked about them on this blog before, but I was thinking about other stories that I identify with. Here are some of them:
The original version of Little Red Riding Hood- where the girl isn't just rescued, but learns from her experiences and the Grandmother and Little Red Riding Hood end up defeating the wolf int he end.
The Willing Bride of the Lindorm King: there are lots of versions, but in this one the major mistakes made by the Queen are made right again by the willingness of the Bride to follow the advice of an older woman. (this is one I tell)
The Tiger's Whisker: My friend Mary Tells this story and has written a song to go with it. The dedication and patience it takes to really hang in there with someone is something I want to be able to learn.
Anybody else have one?