“A perfect gift. A girl trapped in a box. She only dances when someone opens the lid, when someone else winds her up…If this is a story I’m telling……I must be telling it to someone. There’s always someone, even when there’s no one…… I will not be that girl in the box.” June in Handmaids Tale
Whether she is trapped in a box, a tower, the wolf’s belly, or the rabbit hole…this is a motif held in wisdom tales across time about the feminine… in men and women…that reflects our collective attitudes and fears toward fully entering paradox, where the feeling, procreating, messy, nurturing, integrating, vulnerable, humble, loving aspects of our selves, our humanity, lies in potential.