I thought you knew everything, I thought you could actually bring the world at my feet if I’d ever ask for anything, but maybe I was expecting way too much from you. I didn’t know there aren’t any heroes existing in the world and fairy tales aren’t true, there are Kings and Queens but there is nothing called a fairy God Mother in the world, maybe there never existed one before. I guess it was my blind belief in them; Princes, Princesses, the ones who fought for each other, the ones who romanticized the environment around them, the ones who were madly in love with each other, madly in love with every part of each other never really existed but existed only in dreams and imaginary tales.
The beautiful things that fascinated me the most- a big castle, the opening gate, the lovely corridors covered with red carpets, the huge windows, the beautiful embroidered curtains, those roses in every corner, and most importantly, him- the Prince of course. There weren’t any telephones that time so everything was done with the help of something called the ‘the royal letter’; wedding cards or party cards were beautifully handwritten and decorated and are something a printer cannot do. A printer can print flawlessly, without mistakes, no doubt but there was something different about handwritten cards, there was something beautiful about imperfections, imperfections made things seem real; most of them might agree with me, especially the writers and poets who would choose a typewriter over a computer or laptop to write/ type their art work and they know exactly why; you don’t have a backspace on a typewriter (it’s non-undo-able, more likely), they know the beauty of making a mistake while typing on a typewriter to make their work look theirs and that putting a lot of words together and making a meaning out of it isn’t an easy task like most of them think.
Here and there, there was something that looked like a fairy tale, but not exactly. Now, Princes don’t come on white horses with flowers in their hands and open and loyal minds and Princesses don’t smile at them the way they did in their beautiful attires. They don’t love and care like they used to. Instead, they come with dressed minds and covered feelings, knowingly or unknowingly with fake smiles and harsh purposes. But I don’t say that there isn’t any sign of land in the oceans, I don’t say there aren’t any stars brighter than the sun. I believe there is, there is loyalty deeply in the hearts of some but covered with fear or temporarily with something bad which I hope and believe one day will shine brighter than the sun. But for this to happen, you need awareness of what you have within you, what is the purpose of your life in this particular planet and place. Why are you here, seek your purpose and when you find it, that day you’ll be unstoppable, you just have to be loyal and honest to yourself and others. If you change yourself first and help others change, I believe the world will change too. Don’t forget that small droplets of water form an ocean. Then fairy tales aren’t far enough. You need not be perfect but a beautiful imperfection.
My favorite fairytale! Guess which is it?⬆
Copyright © Viola Fernandes 22 July 2018