Saturday, September 25, 2010


RAPUNZEL illustrated by Gustaf Tenggren

RAPUNZEL is one of my favorite fairy tales and Gustaf Tenggren is one of my favorite illustrators. After Maria arrived I noticed a picture of one of her sisters on Shelly's website and her hair had been taken down. I thought about the line in the fairy tale -- "Rapunzel, Rapunzel let down your long hair." and the other expression about "letting your hair down" which usually means to relax and be less formal. Maria seems much more relaxed now that her hair has been let down.