For fantasy is true, of course. It isn’t factual, but it is true. Children know that. Adults know it too, and that is precisely why many of them are afraid of fantasy. They know that its truth challenges, even threatens, all that is false, all that is phone, unnecessary, and trivial in the life they have let themselves be forced into living. The are afraid of dragons, because they are afraid of freedom.
Ouch! Are we as a culture afraid of freedom? Am I, are you afraid of freedom? What do you think?