The Story Finder

Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

Story finder - Curly

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Blind Prince

For years I wandered in the wilderness, a blind man, eating roots and berries. I wept for the loss of my wife. I should have taken her away sooner. I should have protected her. Where had she gone? What had happened to her? I was blind in every way. I had been ignorant, foolish and arrogant.

After many miseries, I wandered into a desert. Then one day, I heard her voice from far away. At first I thought I was dreaming, but I went toward the sound. Her song grew louder. Then I heard her cry. I felt her body in my arms. Her breath on my neck. Her tears on my eyes.

The Blind Prince in Rapunzel, Grimms. Christ in the Wilderness painting by Briton Riviere.

Blind Prince