Robin Redbreast

Robin Redbreast
Birds can represent the fluttering, darting thoughts of intuition. This is why little birds helped Cinderella help herself.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Cinderella #312: As Witnessed and Described by Iris, her Sister


Cinderella #312: As Witnessed and Described by Iris, her Sister
Illustration by
Sanderson, B.
Once upon a time, there was a fabulous writer named Gregory MaGuire. Here is the scene he paints of what Iris, the ugly stepsister (now an old woman) sees in the street: 
"...A group of children...were tossing their toys in the air, by turns telling a story and acting it too. A play about a pretty girl who was scorned by her stepsisters. In distress, the child disguised herself to go to a ball. There, the great turnabout. She met a prince who adored her and romanced her. Her happiness eclipsed the plight of her stepsisters, whose ugliness was the cause of high merriment."
From: Maguire, G. (1999) Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister. New York: Harper
Notes: OMG I ♡ Gregory Maguire! I read Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, when it first came out and was devastated when I finished the book. How could there be no more? What a tragic ending for the diamond-faced boy. 

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