I love this Neil Gaiman quote. You can tell children dark stories “as long as you tell them that you can be smart, and you can be brave, and you can be tricky, and you can be plucky, and you can keep going.” Read Maria Popova’s commentary on Neil Gaiman’s Reimagined Hansel and Gretel:
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