Some musings about fairytales.

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The impending wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in England has got me thinking about the quintessential modern fairy-tale of a commoner falling in love and marrying her prince. I don’t specifically remember wanting to be a princess but I’m sure did. Who doesn’t want to be whisked away by a handsome prince? We’re encouraged to think that way from an early age. I was as enchanted by the stories of Cinderella and the Princess and the Pea as Ella was at similar age. I was 7 when William was born. I remember we were vacationing as a family in Spain. He was born the same year as my cousin so the chances of me marrying the prince would be next to none. Lucky for me I was destined for my own fairy tale. A chance encounter, a very short courtship and a 2 1/2 year cross-continent relationship that brought me to America and a marriage almost 13 years strong. It hasn’t all be been a bed of roses like it’s pictured in the movies. We’ve had our fair share of ups and downs, as I’m sure any real prince and princess do. There are always unforeseen obstacles and stresses on a relationship regardless of who you are., but if you can still find happiness most of the time, then you’ve found the gold at the end of the rainbow. I guess I’ve learned that you don’t have to be a princess to be find your prince and be happy, and even if you are a princess, it doesn’t guarantee you happiness. . It’s good to know that happiness transcends all humanity. There is still hope for any and everyone, and if not Prince Harry is still available. [Insert BIG grin]
Photos: Oct 2006; Circa 1980, Filed: 23 April 2011