Happy Monday All,
Golly! That is one mid-week through weekend I do not hope to repeat. My family came down with a stomach bug (seemed like some kind of stomach flu) and I don't wish it on anyone. We're doing much better, and I'm working on getting back to 100 percent feeling like my well self instead of my sick self, but I'm much better than I was.
I hope the rest of you have been staying well.
Sunday was my weekly watching of Once Upon A Time and the theme was Red Riding Hood, which was pretty interesting in and of itself, but the night before my husband and I had watched the movie of Red Riding Hood that came out awhile back, so it feels like I had a very Red Riding Hood weekend.
So in the spirit of that, I thought I'd also mention another retelling, in the form of a YA novel, called Scarlet Moon by Debbie Viguié which I have read more than once. It's a great retelling. Very inspiring and creative.
In the TV show it played with the idea that Red would be a wolf, and in the movie, someone else. In the book, it's yet someone else.
However, in the original story, "the big, bad wolf" isn't any person, but rather a talking wolf Red Riding Hood meets in the woods on the way to Grandmother's house. A good cautionary tale about not talking to strangers, but as evident by the show, Once Upon A Time and the movie directed by Catherine Hardwicke, and the book, Scarlet Moon, there's plenty of elements and ideas for someone to play with and reinterpret the story.
For myself, any of my regular readers know I love fairy tales. I find them inspiring, and I generally like most retellings. Rarely do I not like a retelling and sometimes I like the retelling better than the original.
In the case of Red Riding Hood, I felt the retellings offered some depth and ideas not found in the original tale. Things to spark the imagination and inspiration.
So, what do you think of Red Riding Hood and its retellings?
Have A Magnificent Monday!