to make us remember

These tales say that apples were golden only to refresh the forgotten moment when we found that they were green. They make rivers run with wine only to make us remember, for one wild moment, that they run with water.

From “The Ethics of Elfland,” chapter III in Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton.

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