Sunday, August 8, 2010
Another blow to the fairy tale
Once upon a time there lived a beautiful peasant girl named K. Her head was filled with notions of romance, a charming prince, and happily ever after.
Upon reaching young adulthood, K was going about her merry way when Reality showed up out of nowhere and slapped her in the face.
"Ouch!" the startled girl cried. But it came again. "AUGH! What was that for?"
"That," Reality replied, "is what you get for walking around with your head in the clouds."
The truth of it is, life doesn't always live up to the expectations. My little-girl dreams are not the same as my big-girl dreams.While I am a hopeful romantic, my optimism is constantly being chipped away by the cruel beast of Cynicism. Perhaps my happily ever after will come in a different form than in the fairy tales.
May the adventure begin.