This work is named after my favourite collection of short stories by Hermann Hesse. It was originally published in German, of course, under the title, "Marchen," which means fairy tales. It is a distillation of Hesse's interest in what I would call the "magic of life," which is apparent in many of his works. I've read them all, this collection is his best work. I think this image is one of my best pieces, and has a touch of magic in it as well. I hope you enjoy it.

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