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I associate an indelible nostalgia with the myriad ways that fairy tale environments interact with memory. The slipperiness of their ethics, the sparseness of their physical descriptions, as well as the systems that govern them, convince us that anything can happen within the cottages and forests that populate them. The fairy tale space overturns our assumptions of what is possible. The thrilling and horrific uncertainty implicit in fairy tales is a giving one: their environments depend on risk.