Thursday, February 11, 2010

It may not be the NY Times, but...

I'm kind of hooked on reading The Crimson now. I realize that it's a small, weekly, university newspaper and that the amount of typos in some issues would horrify my middle school english teacher. But it's slightly addictive.

I don't read everything. Some things I've heard too much, some things are topics that don't interest me, and some are just straight-out dull. But I do read the Opinion section. I always read that section.

You can find pretty much every popular (and some off-the-wall) opinions in there and their opposition. It can get pretty interesting to read, especially when you go to the website later and see the comments (one article last week caused a massive uproar online).

But sometimes, I get lucky.

Sometimes, there's that one article that I read the headline of and just go "Oh. My. Gosh. LOVE."

There was one this week, and I just about fell out of my chair in class (don't worry, I was reading it before class started) when I saw it.

It was about fairy tales. And I ah-dore fairy tales (more on that in a later post).

It was just such a great piece, about how fairy tales are more real than we recognize. How we live in a constant battle of good vs. evil, and how even the most established of women can be a damsel in distress. How dragons exist and how they can be overcome.

It was brilliant.

(It made me go "Why didn't I think of that?")

So, Corinne Dyer, thank you. It was kind of nice to read an Opinion piece that had nothing to do with politics, religion, or criticism of the university. It was nice to read a piece that had everything to do with me.

"Fairy tales are more than true, not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be defeated." G.K. Chesterson

Faith. Trust. Pixie Dust.