Friday, August 19, 2011

A Fractured Fairytale......

 Once upon a time there was a little girl. This little girl dreamt of fairy tales and princesses. She dreamt of a handsome prince and a beautiful castle. She dreamt of getting married in a beautiful dress and of living happily ever after.

When that little girl began to grow up the dream continued. Her head was always in the clouds. Her perfect life was just around the corner.....she could feel it. Her vision of happy had changed just slightly. A quaint house with a picket fence, several angelic children and, of course, that handsome prince.

One day she met who she thought could be her prince, and she was shortly married, in that flowing white dress. She felt and looked like a princess. She had her first child and that happy ending was near....she could almost touch it.

But sometimes, the best laid plans become unravelled. Sometimes princes turn into frogs.

For a while the dream dissolved and reality beckoned.

Then, it reshaped, reformed and became a new dream.

This, new, flawed girl met her flawed prince. She wasn't looking for him, he just appeared. They went on to have more children, not quite angelic, more like ragamuffins, but much more endearing. She realised that happiness can be found where you least expect it. That it takes more than a handsome prince, a picket fence and angelic children to be happy.

The girl knew that happily ever after is just have to look inside yourself.

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  1. Lene, this is so true. I think that dream of the 'perfect life' is so debilitating and many girls sadly fall for fake 'princes'. I'm glad you found your handsome frog. x

  2. Sounds a bit like my 'fairytale' Lene. No kids first time around fortunately. I think I've set the record straight for my daughter. No such thing as 'happily ever after'. It's a constant work in progress and you have to take the good with the bad.

    Anne @ Domesblissity

  3. ah fairytales... and hollywood... got a lot to answer for.

    I love your last sentence. every word is true. When I started being my own best friend life changed dramatically.

  4. Hmmm, was this taken from real life? I had a strong feeling that it was, for some reason. The frogs are out there...but with a little bit of self awareness we can learn to stay clear of them, i think!

    I'll take flaws over perfection any day. Lovely closing image, Lene. Thanks for joining in. As always

    Gill x

  5. This is really lovely Lene, and for the record perfectionism is boring :). I'm glad this little girl found her happily ever after. There's lots of little girls that don't because they're forever searching for something that just doesn't exist.


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