Today in 1805, a wonderful author named Hans Christian Andersen was born.
For many people (perhaps, even yourself), his well-known stories such as The Ugly Duckling, The Brave Tin Soldier, and The Little Mermaid continue to be favourites long after his passing in 1875.
His stories appeal well to many especially children and as we mature into adults, some of them grow more resonant with meaning.
Personally being a child who was often restricted from playing outside, his stories were always great company indoors. Fast forward to 2018, his spirit and stories now inspire me to write. In fact, his style of story-telling inspired my recent short story ‘The Cricket’s Love Song‘.
In honour of his 213th birthday, here’s a link for those of us who’d like to revisit his stories.
Have a great day and God bless. 🙂