Much of my reading this Spring is about fairy retales. The best are about dark tales of transformation. We are perhaps the last generation priviledged to read the original Grimm's or Hans Christian Andersen tales without the sticky sweet varnish. They are fairy tales laced with terror and sorrow and meaning. If we are what we read, we will feel mysterious and knowing like Pesephone emerging from the Underworld after the winter's cold.
We'd do well to remember that Mother Nature isn't always sweet flowers and light!
The Death of Bees a first novel by Irish writer Lisa O'Donnell is a contemporary inverted fairy tale, a dark Hansel and Gretel.
- Little black dress with colorful trench or raincoat.
- Dressy black patent slingbacks
- Black and white color blocked shifts. I spotted a woman wearing a dress similar to this one at a reception recently. She had a sheer pashima thrown across her shoulders, a pretty white clutch, and turquoise earrings.