Daily Quote: January 12, 2021

Her godmother simply touched her with her wand,
and, at the same moment,
her clothes were turned into cloth of gold and silver,
all decked with jewels.

~ Charles Perrault (French – Author / January 12, 1628 – May 16, 1703)

Holidays and Celebrations:


Porte Musings:

My favourite ginger is my granddaughter. Last year’s Halloween costume is perfect for today’s quote. Charles Perrault became famous by putting fairy tales onto paper and into his collection of Mother Goose Tales. He may not have been original in the story line, but by putting the words in his writing style onto paper he ensured that the tales would continue to be shared and immortalized them. The same stories we share today with our grandchildren as we instill in them the love of books.

Stories and parables are the heart of every culture. Passed down from generation to generation as children sit on their grandparent’s laps. We sing songs and our grandchildren learn them as they practice their singing and memory skills, learning through play. Of all the gifts I could instill in my children and grandchildren the “Love of Books” is probably one of the most important. It brings me immeasurable joy as my granddaughter sings “Twinkle, Twinkle” to me. Her repertoire has been growing by leaps and bounds.

Dreams of love start with the saving “Kiss from a Prince” that wakes sleeping Beauty. Inspiration to be stronger and better comes from stories as we all remember the “Little Engine who could”. As do lessons of acceptable behaviour as we remember the horrors the befell “The little boy who called wolf”.

So to celebrate National Hot Tea day, I think I’ll make a cup of tea with honey, grab my current book and settle in front of the fire place for a well deserved break.

Source: Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Perrault

Charles Perrault (/pɛˈroʊ/perr-OHalsoUS/pəˈroʊ/pə-ROHFrench: [ʃaʁl pɛʁo]; 12 January 1628 – 16 May 1703) was a French author and member of the Académie Française. He laid the foundations for a new literary genre, the fairy tale, with his works derived from earlier folk tales, published in his 1697 book Histoires ou contes du temps passé. The best known of his tales include Le Petit Chaperon Rouge (“Little Red Riding Hood“), Cendrillon (“Cinderella“), Le Maître chat ou le Chat botté (“Puss in Boots“), La Belle au bois dormant (“Sleeping Beauty“), and Barbe Bleue (“Bluebeard“).

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