When I was 12 years old my favorite book character was turned into a tree to save the lives of her fellow Elves. Damned Terry Brooks doing this to me again 13 years later. This is like Prim/Rue all over again. Grumble humph.
“The creative adult is the child who has survived.” – Ursula K. LeGuin
“All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” – Pablo Picasso