Thursday, November 4, 2010

Day 25 - Abandoning the little girl (Maybe You are not The One)

Nov 4, 2010

When a little girl changes seamlessly from her Cinderella costume to Snow White in an afternoon and spends the night as Sleeping Beauty, slaying dragons and riding away on horses, the novel romance of a prince charming is a moving target based only upon the framework of the adventure ahead. It isn't until she is a little bit older that she is reminded to choose. You must choose your path - Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty or Jasmine! But why cannot we be them all? Why must we be prescribed to choosing just one future, just one fairy tale? Just one role.

I've lived the search for The One. I've found myself petticoat deep in dresses and flowers all for the god blessed search for permanency and perpetuity, only to realize that perhaps The One, is not always the goal. The prince charming does not make a princess whole.

It's a story of playmates and dreams and understanding that we are creatures who evolve. For some reason we are taught at a relatively early age - the mid twenties - to STOP. Settle, calm yourself, and be at peace with your now. While being at peace is essential, it does not mean we should stop growing, and the one you may choose at that age, may not choose to grow with you, and while perhaps is absolutely one for now, is not The One forever. Because in your life you can be Jasmine and Ariel and Belle, and you will never be rendered complete by the romantic proposal of your prince charming. Instead your story may be richer and many princes will perhaps share your fairy tale as you learn to live your own happily ever after.

8:45 PM

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