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I'll shade him from the heat till he can bear
To lean in joy upon our Father's knee;
And then I'll stand and stroke his silver hair,
And be like him and he will then love me.

The Little Black Boy - William Blake

Can I see another's woe,
And not be in sorrow too?
Can I see another's grief,
And not seek for kind relief?

On Another's Sorrow - William Blake

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[18 Feb 2014|01:11am]
Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.

― Neil Gaiman (via projectunbreakable)

This quote touches on something I think most fiction allows, or at least good fiction. Good fiction feeds people all sorts of positive things but above all is faith. Certainly faith that everything will work out in the end. Faith the dragon can be beaten. Faith that they or someone at least will be strong enough to defeat the dragon. Faith good things still happen.

What it leaves out is some aspect of deception in the story though. A slide of hand, if you will. Particularly in the brand of fiction close to what I happen to write, historical fiction. There is this magical ratio you have to put in just enough detail to recreate the past but you have to ignore enough of the past that it doesn't hinder the story. Ignore those things which would disrupt and disturb people drawing them out of the story.

Do writers have too little faith in their readers or is it true that people just don't want to look onto the whole truth of reality at any given time?

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