Tuesday, March 24, 2009

magically Practical

"..... He asked them what they missed most from their old life, as he wanted to bring back a present for each.

The first sister asked for rich gowns, since her closet now held only rags. The second sister asked for a coach and four horses, as she was now forced to ride upon a donkey. But Beauty asked only for a rose, since the garden was now taken up with cabbages."

Remember the joy you used to feel when reading a fairytale as a child? I don't remember which one of the numerous ones i read, was my favorite. I remember, i had 4 copies of Cinderella! And in each one of them the dresses were different, the Prince looked different!

Somebody please remind me why we don't read fairytale s anymore?
Because we are 'grown up' now?
Because we are more logical?

Let's lay the road from fairytale to modern reality........

The modern day Rapunzel gets her hair styled at Haakim's Aalim. Today, Cinderella's pumpkin chariot is nothing less than a BMW. Snow White wants to have a dusky complexion. The Princess will now never look at the Frog, for it is far too ugly..........

........ The Princess does not need to marry a Prince anymore to be called the Queen. The Princess MAKES her own kingdom and employs other princes. That's the power of reality Princesses!!

Can Beauty survive with Beast ?

I've always wondered why all the Princes of every fairytale is called Prince Charming. Modern day Princes are nowhere close to 'charming'. How many dates do you know of that have been 'magical' ? My idea of a magical date has the Prince riding a beautiful white horse, wearing a spotless, elegant suit with a bunch of the most exquisite and exotic flowers i have ever seen, and not the boring old roses. (Actually, how many guys make the effort to find out what flowers you like? I hate roses but i always end up getting roses!) Then the dinner! It need not be in the best restaurant or the most expensive one. High on the hill, with sweet smelling candles, having the dishes that i love, on a full moon night. That's all :)

But what do guys think of? The part after dinner!

I have a theory. If you're looking at guys, you should never look at a hot guy. Coz all hot guys are either creeps or they happen to be gay.

".........He had heard, too, from his grandfather, that many kings, sons had already come, and had tried to get through the thorny hedge, but they had remained sticking fast in it, and had died a pitiful death.

Then the youth said, "I am not afraid, I will go and see the beautiful Briar Rose." The good old man might dissuade him as he would, he did not listen to his words."

The Princes today don't know the meaning of true love. Does anybody? The 'Prince Charming' gifts his Princess a divorce on their 20th wedding anniversary after vowing to be together " .....though sickness and health....."

Not such a fairytale afterall ha?

What about the evil characters? What about the step sisters? What about the witch who wanted to eat Hansel & Gretel? Do they exist in our lives? Who could the evil characters be? Probably the friend who's trying to steal your boyfriend. Probably the aunt who's bitching about you. Probably you yourself.

I believe there is a fairytale in each one of us. I believe there is a lot we can learn from fairytale s, if we just believe in them. If we just pay our childhood another visit.........

Each of us fantasizes. We fantasize about having the perfect relationship with our parents. About having the perfect dress to wear for the first date. About the 'Prince Charming' who will whisk you away with just a smile. About the girl who will be your 'Rapunzel' and let her hair down for you to climb. About the Princess who will kiss you and turn you into a Prince.

Do these fairytale s come true?
What is yours?

It's for you to find out.......... Go live your fairytale........ :)

"Don't die! Don't die! I'll marry you . . ." At these words, a miracle took place. The Beast's ugly snout turned magically into the face of a handsome young man.

"How I've been longing for this moment!" he said. "I was suffering in silence, and couldn't tell my frightful secret. An evil witch turned me into a monster and only the love of a maiden willing to accept me as I was, could transform me back into my real self. My dearest! I'll be so happy if you'll marry me."

The wedding took place shortly after and, from that day on, the young Prince would have nothing but roses in his gardens. And that's why, to this day, the castle is known as the Castle of the Rose.

Sunayana Sen


Nikita said...

Now thats SOME obsession with fairytales!

So, the trouble with reality is that there's just no 'happily ever after'. Maybe that's why real dates aren't 'magical', 'princes' aren't 'charming'.. so on and so forth.. and maybe that is why we dont believe in them anymore.

Here's my take on fairytales, inspired by your post, yes! :

But whatever said and done, I still love fairy tales :)
Too bad you dont read them anymore, I still atleast watch them when I get the chance :)

And yeah, pretty post :)
Welcome back to blogging! Make this one your fairytale if you must :)
We shall say, "...and Sunayana blogged 'happily ever after'..." !

Ashish Gupta said...

woooooooo..very interesting!!

Honestly, I have never read any fairy-tales except Cindrella, which I just happened to grab way back in my childhood..

But now, I think I should start reading them to know more and "LIVE A FAIRY-TALE OF MY OWN" :) :)

Good job Sunayana, you surely have a way with thoughts :)