I didn't know what to expect when I first started listening to this story, except to be mesmerized by the sound of Jeremy Irons' mellifluous voice. But I soon found myself waking and falling asleep to it, as it seeped into the cracks of my consciousness, breathing life into a dormant and depreciating spirit. I'm so spellbound by this tale that I can't help but feel it IS a spell - one which evokes the magic within each and every one of us - that we can then use to manifest our dreams and live the fairy tales we've secretly nurtured since childhood.
I've been going through a really bad year - my darling husband of 35 years died then I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Feeling pretty low and sorry for myself. I read this charming fable and felt that in spite of everything I could continue. I needed this. Not too theoretical - gets the message across.