The rock of the world was founded securely on a fairy’s wing

from F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby (Chapter VI) on Rap Genius

Meaning

“The rock of the world” symbolizes burdens, whereas the burdens are carried by the lightness. “A fairy’s wing” represents James' fantasy, the convenient escape from harsh realities. The fantasy is so powerful that his young light heart feels that the world as airborne.

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