Covers mean little

Look at the man in the picture. A plain-looking man, right?

With his bland face and steady ways, he might have tried to sell you insurance. … But inside his head, in thousands of tales and ballads handed down for five centuries, lived kings, witches, demons and mermaids. … Under Mr Robertson’s modest cover was the best storyteller in Scotland.

Mr. Robertson’s story belies the notion that our covers don’t tell the entire breadth of our imaginations. A simple fishmonger, simple on the surface at least, who conjures up vast, fantastic worlds to set the imagination ablaze.

: Stanley Robertson | The Economist.

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