This week’s fairy tale was a short but interesting little fairy tale. The Old Street Lamp centres around a lamp who is terrified that they are going to be retired and melted down. The poor thing worries about not being useful anymore. Luckily for the old street lamp, a watchman and his wife decide to take it in. The old street lamp begins to feel a little more confident. The watchman and his wife make it feel loved and cared for. The old street lamp did start to dream about being melted down when the watchman and his wife died. It started to dream of being made into candlesticks! The fairy tale ends with the old street lamp finally finding some inner peace.
This was a strange little tale but fun to read nonetheless. It felt like a very quirky fairy tale. It’s nice to read a selectionof quirky tales in the Hans Christian Andersen collection.