Mirror, mirror on the wall….

So, Phil’s comment from yesterday got me thinking…. Which fairy tale would I recommend???

I love happy endings…we see that a lot in these tales, maybe that’s why they are so popular. But after some insomniatic (is that a word?) thinking I began to look at these in a new way – let’s have some fun….

Cinderella – the ‘ugly’ step sisters? Couldn’t they just be described as plain old mean? I’ll bet if they were a bit kinder, they may not have been so ‘ugly’ after all! Remember that cliche – beauty is in the eye of the beholder – Cinderella, in all her inner beauty, would have been able to see them as beautiful if they were just a little nicer.

Show White – couldn’t the queen have desired Snow White’s magnanimity instead of her beauty? After all, the queen was once beautiful, but age changed her….why couldn’t she have been graceful about it rather than so jealous of Snow White’s youthful looks?

Chicken Little – now there’s a story about going off the deep end! Just goes to show the snowball effect of fear!

Beauty and the Beast – well, we’re getting closer….Beauty could see the ‘beauty’ in the beast and her kindness and love transformed him, but again, he didn’t stay ‘looking’ like a beast – he was transformed into a handsome prince – it’s that obsession with looks again.

The Emperor’s New Clothes- Oh, I JUST LOVE THIS ONE! Can’t tell you how many people I’d love to tell – ‘look in the mirror, buddy’, and perhaps, I should look in one too, to make sure I’m wearing some clothes, if you know what I mean…..

OK – BASTA!

My recommendation….Pinnochio! for this reason – ‘When you wish upon a star, MAKES NO DIFFERENCE WHO YOU ARE’ – you don’t have to be beautiful, it makes no difference, we’ll all equal when we wish upon that star (or say that prayer)….

Let’s celebrate those lyrics:

When you wish upon a star (or, when you say that simple prayer)
Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires
Will come to you

If your heart is in your dream (or, when your heart is in your prayer)
No request is too extreme
When you wish upon a star (when you say that simple prayer)
As dreamers do (as pray-ers, or lovers do)

Fate is kind  (God is kind)
She brings to those to love
The sweet fulfillment of
Their secret longing

Like a bolt out of the blue
Fate steps in and sees you through (God steps in and sees you through)
When you wish upon a star (when you say that simple prayer)
Your dreams come true

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9 Replies to “Mirror, mirror on the wall….”

  1. Andie, what a beautiful way to start the day. God doesn’t always give us what we think we want or need, but God gives us the best for us. And, of course, the very best God gave us was God’s love which came in the birth of Jesus Christ. Thanks for this inspiring and gentle post.

  2. I’ve always loved The Emperor’s Clothes! And I love your musings about these fairy tales. I’ve never realized how focused on looks some of these versions of the fairy tales are. Great points you’ve made with your gentle words about what’s truly important. 🙂 My next trip to the library will be to pick up some mythology/fairy tale books!

  3. Oh gosh – it is so good to have you blogging again. I have so much that I would like to say, but time and circumstances have me using my free time to read and get caught up and not to comment. Loved the post from yesterday and yes, Phil’s comment so thought provoking! I love the Emperor’s New Clothes myself.

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