"Just as a child is born with a literal hole in his head, where the bones slowly close underneath the fragile shield of skin, so the child is born with a figurative hole in his heart. What slips in before it anneals shapes the man or woman into which that child will grow. Story is one of the most serious intruders into the heart." - Jane Yolen
The art above is “The Woman in the Wood” by UK book & paper artist Su Blackwell.
The quote comes from a post on “The Language of Fairy Tales" at Myth & Moor.