Tag Archive: Bryana Joy

Childhood Is a Kingdom: A Reflection on “The Wizard of Oz”

“When at the end of the yellow-brick road, the wizard wasn’t a wizard after all, and the city wasn’t erected of emerald…it was a disappointment unlike anything else that had happened to me.”

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On Heroism: A Letter to My Children

“How you wish your hands were great like those of God, that you could seize the smokestacks of the terrorized Titanic and take her out…”

Love in a Time of Tigers: A St. Valentine’s Day Reflection

“Why be a crimson-clawed tiger who tears and will be torn, when you can be a prince with a gold scepter…?”

On Adventure: A Letter to My Children

“You want to get your hands on the giant’s heart. You want to come home cradled in an eagle’s talons. You want to take a little coracle over the white wall of foam at the end of the world…Me too…”

The Stag Who Lived Forever

Blessed by the faeries and leader of a charmed life, a stag discovers that true greatness lies in sacrificial love.

We Should Talk More About the Country

“We should talk more of the country we are coming to, and less of the land we are living in like unhomed swallows on the waves of the sky…”