Sunday, June 30, 2019

Worldbuilder

Green Wheel Oracle ~ Wood Mouse

Quiet. Unassuming. Humble. Can one aspire to be humble? Does that mean I'm not? Conundrums...

I see this little (humble) wood mouse and my mind leaps to Redwall. Abbot Apodemus, Abbess Sylvaticus, Martin and Mattimeo, swordsmen and protectors, Mariel and her gullwhacker, Matthias, orphan and warrior. Malbun Grimp, Healer and Recorder.

Is it right to give woodland creatures anthropomorphic traits? Doubtlessly not, political correctness and common sense say no. But the stories are wonderful and as my grandmother would say about her soap operas, Redwall is 'just like real life'. Thank you Brian Jacques 1939-2011, wordsmith and worldbuilder. 

4 comments:

  1. Love the artwork in this deck. Nice that she included the weeds/herbs dandelion and plantain with the lowly mouse. :)

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  2. What a cute woodland creature. Kitties would give it a run to it's burrow.

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  3. Love Redwall

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  4. Redwall is one of my favorite series of books. I just caught a little field mouse in my kitchen and set him free a mile from my home yesterday. That little guy had plenty of personality.

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