This glorious illustration from #kaynielsen
was inspired by the classic tale from #hanschristianandersen
, "The Story of a Mother", #motheramongthorns
The roads crossed each other in the depths of the forest, and she no longer knew whither she should go!
Then there stood a thorn-bush; there was neither leaf norflower on it, it was also in the cold winter season, and ice-flakes hung on the branches. "Hast thou not seen Death go past with my little child?" said the mother. "Yes," said the thorn-bush; "but I will not tell thee which way he took, unless thou wilt first warm me up at thy heart. I am freezing to death; I shall become a lump of ice!" And she pressed the thorn-bush to her breast, so firmly, that it might be thoroughly warmed, and the thorns went right into her flesh, and her blood flowed in large drops, but the thorn-bush shot forth fresh green leaves, and there came flowers on it in the cold winter night.
The heart of the afflicted mother was so warm; and the thorn-bush told her the way she should go.