Mankind is wired for story. Our souls are brimming with words, with legends we’ve heard and tall tales we’ve told. Stories surround us; they seep into our minds and reshape the way we think. And any good story holds within it a lesson we may learn.
J.R.R Tolkien claims in his essay “On Fairy Stories” that fantasy holds moments of joy, which can be understood as a “glimpse of the underlying reality or truth.” To him, fantasy is a doorway to discover more about our world. All good literature holds a similar power. Every book we read has the potential to teach us, through what is said and what is left unsaid.
This blog is dedicated to finding those moments of truth in written works. Through articles and book reviews, we’ll seek to uncover the gems resting within all literature, from picture books to poetry and everything in between. In Traveler’s Tales, we’ll move beyond the ink-splattered pages to narratives of experience, where we learn from the stories being written in the everyday.
This blog is a place where a love of books can reignite a love of life, by reminding us what life is really about.