Real Life Fairytales. – “When You Wish Upon A Star”

Just a side-note: This is a biased paper, my own opinions. So do not get offended. Thank you. (:

When I was young, I thought that romance was like Fairytales. Now that I’m older I see that “when you make a wish upon a star”, sometimes it doesn’t always come true and it does matter who you are.

In all those old cliché Fairytales a girl or princess always wishes and waits for Prince Charming to sweep them off their feet and rescue them from their lonesome lives. However, Fairytales never tell you how their relationship went, just that they lived happily ever after.

Happily ever after is the most untrue statement anyone can say about a relationship. Fairytales never tell you if he cheated on her, if she thought she didn’t love him anymore, or if they were scared of loosing each other. Fairytales have never even heard of the term, heart-broken. Princesses are never afraid of a new relationship, that Prince Charming might hurt them in ways they couldn’t think possible, or that they are scared of letting their heart open to someone who could break it so easily.

In real life all of that can happen. In real life wishes on stars don’t come true, no matter who you are, no matter what you do. Real life can never live happily ever after. People get divorced, some become widowed, while others never find their true love.

True love, that’s a funny term. In Fairytales, the first person you love is always the one. But in real life people don’t find their true love right away. They might think so, but are most likely wrong. It takes a long time, a lot of people, and a lot of pain to find your true love. Some people don’t even find theirs. But I don’t blame them.

The thought that somewhere in the world, right now, is somebody waiting for you, like you are for them, and all your relationships are pointless from now until you meet your true love; that they were made for you and only you. It’s a crazy thought, all right.

Now, Prince Charming is a touchy topic. In Fairytales, the villain is always easy to point out, wearing a cape.

So is Prince Charming, riding a horse with a crown on his head.

And sometimes you might mistake him for a villain,

but really he’s a Prince Charming inside.

But in real life, the villain nor the prince is so easy to spot. You might even mistake the villain for the prince and get hurt in the process.

Romance will never be like Fairytales. Then why do most people, like myself, still hope, waiting that their Prince Charming will storm through the door and sweep them off their feet? Because even though it’s not true, it’s still nice to believe in things that give you hope. So go ahead and wish upon that star. Wish for your happily ever after.

2010 (c) Jennifer Gioia


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