On Peter Pan


For a better answer, I turn to the man himself: Barrie wrote in his 1928 dedication to the Llewelyn Davies boys, “What was it that eventually  made us give to the public in the thin form of a play that which had  been woven for ourselves alone? Alas, I know what it was, I was losing  my grip. One by one as you swung monkey-wise from branch to branch in  the wood of make-believe you reached the tree of knowledge. Sometimes  you swung back into the wood, as the unthinking may take a familiar road that no longer leads home; or you perched ostentatiously on its boughs  to please me, pretending that you still belonged; soon you knew it was  only as the vanished wood, for it vanishes if one needs to look for it.”


About penultimatist

Columbia Heights living, yoga practicing, avid reading, arts loving, nonprofit working, soccer playing semi-yupster
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