Hometown: Camas WA
August 6, 2013
I first began reading traditional fairy tales ( a la Hans Christian Anderson) as a child. Later, while in college, I was introduced to Feminist Fairy Tales by a fellow English Major and was so blown away by them that fairy tales became the focus of my English studies. I have an extensive collection of fairy tales (texts) from different cultures and perspectives, along with texts on interpretation and symbolism. I will never tire of the study of fairy tales and feel as though deep knowledge of them contributes meaning and understanding of my life and the world around me.
I have never been in a dream group but have read and studied Jungian psychology extensively, along with the texts by Joseph Campbell which I feel expand Jungs' work.
This is a nearly impossible question to answer. If you're asking which recurring plot narrative I like best, it would probably be "Sleeping Beauty" because it is the one I find most personally meaningful. As for a single written version of a fairy tale that I like best, I think that Jonathon Carroll's retelling of "Rumpelstiltskin" in "Sleeping in Flame" is masterful.
Hello! I am 36, married, and work as development director for a local non-profit. My husband and I live in Camas with our dog and two cats. My greatest joys are creating art, cooking, listing to music, spending time outdoors, reading, and writing.