We allow readers and viewers to look at themselves through a fuzzy (often furry) lens to see things we may have forgotten, things that are universal, or things that are may be hard to look at and make us squirm in our seats but are important--maybe even moreso--because it's tough to do. Those are our beloved monsters and we are grateful to them for showing us what's most important about being human.
Whether it's how to be kind
Or unabashedly silly
Staying in touch with our wild side
Or what it's like to have a best friend
To care for others more than ourselves
Or supporting one another and overcoming challenges (from physical to forgiveness)
We need our monsters to show us the good as well as the bad, in ourselves, in the world, and in each other. And the best place to find the monsters we know and love is in a good book!
Be sure to visit a bookstore, library or secure cage nearest you! Who are your favorite, lovable monsters? Do you know what you learned from them? As a fantasy writer? An artist? A fellow human being?