I escaped the tyranny of busy-ness for a couple of hours the other day by reading "Once Upon a Marigold" by Jean Ferris. My daughter had left it lying out somewhere. It was a delight.
I was conscious of a sprinkling of political philosophy throughout the book, foreshadowed by the dear troll's membership in the LEFT Association (but LEFT stands for Leprechauns, Elves, Fairies, and Trolls). However, the philosophy was almost as eclectic as the setting, characters, props, and story elements, and for me it was all good fun.
Sometime afterward, I found myself thinking: "It's okay to be a little left-hearted, as long as you're right in the head."
p.s. If that's got you trying to remember a quote about having the heart to be a liberal when young, or the brain to be a conservative when older, you might be interested in what the Churchill Centre has to say about that quote.
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