Fairy tales

“I know she’s shy. I know she doesn’t have very many friends. I just want her to be strong, you know? To be able to face the world for what it is. That’s why I don’t encourage the fairy tales. I don’t want to set her up to believe in this ‘dreams come true’ nonsense.”-Robert

Those things in which we hoped for in life only to realise in pure disappointment that they didn’t exist. I think that fairy tales are great but it’s almost like people are setting you up for disappointment. Personally I don’t believe in fairy tales. I believe in “once upon a time”s but not “they lived happily ever after”s because they simply don’t exist. They’re a great story but that’s all they’re stories.

I have a story to share which inspired me to write this.
“Once upon a time there lived a lady who did everything right she was nice, sweet, respectful and just great. Still people took advantage of her good nature and walked all over her.
Several years later just as she got her enemies to turn into allies she realised that she couldn’t have kids but never did she get knocked down so she got a baby not hers but she loved this baby. She was a devoted mother and just as she gained happiness she got bad news.
She was ill, this was a roller coaster ride and just when everything looked like it was going to be okay, it wasn’t.
Nothing worked and her last couple of weeks she couldn’t even say goodbye to her beautiful child because she couldn’t talk. She couldn’t give her child a hug because she was able to move. No closure no nothing just that. No happily ever after just that.”

I don’t believe that Prince Charming will whisk a girl off in her time of need because he’s just a spoilt brat too busy fixing his hair. Nor do I think that a knight in shining armour will come and ride a girl off in the sunset. I believe that good people deserve this happily ever after but it doesn’t happen. Sure they’ll be some stories that restore your faith in these tales but they are short lived. It’s a cynical view but I’m not going to wait in a tower for someone to rescue me from this.

Thanks for reading šŸ™‚

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2 Comments

  1. It is true. Happily ever after only happens in stories. And if a charming hero ever rides to our rescue, he or she will arrive with a pack horse loaded down with their own emotional triumphs and losses. We all have to face the easy times and the hard. Pema Chodron advices us to lean into the pain, the fear, the anxiety and experience what you so eloquently describe as “just that”, as it is all a part of this precious life. You are wise not to wait in a tower for rescue. Like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, we have to rescue ourselves. But we don’t have to be alone on the journey! Wishing you well!

    • It’s true I think that a fairytale is now people’s expectation, but there is always a catch. Nothing means anything if we didn’t work for it anyway. People may think its slightly cynical but it’s the truth. You’re absolutely right- Dorothy did find her own way and she had the ability all along but it took some support for her to realise it.
      Wish you the best also šŸ˜€

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