We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
They are great! Was just re-reading "The Princess and Curdie" another beloved childhood story with plenty for adults, by George MacDonald.
And (though I hated his parent blaming when explaining autism) Bruno Bettelheim's "The Uses of Enchantment" is a good discussion of some of the ways such stories benefit as well as delighting people...
Tho I have to admit that when my kids made me watch that modern film version of the Brothers Grimmn, I found it too much, too dark. As a kid alone in a wing chair by the fire, one can set the book down when the story gets too scary to bear. But a film is so in your face, so overwhelming.