‘Updated’ Shortest Fairy Tale – new and improved
It went viral – The World’s Shortest Fairy Tale - was all over the Internet.
Bitter or Better?
Let’s do a ‘ONCE over’
“Once upon a time”… a man asked a woman, to marry him. The woman said, ‘ No’ ...and for a while she lived pretty -happily -ever -after…
She went shopping, hiking, went to movies and volunteered at Casa de los Madres and Onebrick…she danced, frequented museums, book readings, drank really great wine, always had a clean house, did yoga three times a week; cooked quinoa, tofu, brownies and triple chocolate chip cookies when she felt like it; she did whatever she wanted, never argued, didn’t get fat, traveled more, had many friends, compatriots, pals, buddies …
She entertained, went to lectures, bowled, she played and prayed – as needed. She never watched sports ( except the SF Giants, the World Series, the Super Bowl and Wimbledon) She never wore itchy cheap lingerie; had high self-esteem, never cried or yelled…she looked fabulous in
sweat pants, designer jeans and a Little Black Dress and was pleasant all the time.
Yawn: all that got old.
She learned that she was missing an important component…she craved and pined for someone to partner with, establish a connection – a union – a much more than mere friendship person.
She wanted to hold hands with, to wake -up -with-in-the morning, to kiss good night and wish ‘sweet dreams’ to every night for the rest of her life.
She wanted a Prince of man ~ a perfect partner-in-crime, and play, in plans, to grow old with … And she opened her heart and her eyes and developed a more worldly view. She was always one to share and play well with others…
When, lo and behold: she met a friend. A boy-friend – and they clicked- they were a Match, they had Chemistry and Harmony… they got along and enjoyed each other’s company. Friends for Life. They planned, played, and lived happily ever after.