Saturday, October 13, 2007

Of Fairy Tales and Art.

I used to believe in fairy tales. I was fascinated with the thought of living in a castle with servants waiting for my every command, catering to my whim and fancy. I dreamt endlessly of my knight in shining armor sweeping me off my feet. I was excited at the thought that I could have an army ready to march to battle in my honor.

The wonders of childhood.

At one point in my life, I thought I had stumbled into a fairy tale. I couldn't believe my luck. But I should've known better and should've armed myself with the knowledge that nothing is ever perfect, nothing and no one is constant. And it took me quite a few relationships to realize fairy tales do not exist for me. No Prince Charming to sweep me off my feet. No Knight in Shining Armor to save me from witches and dragons. No army to fight my battles.

Fairy tales are exactly what they're called: non-existent and fictional.


My good friend and neighbor, Ces, sent me new books to read: The Secret Life Of Bees and The Secret Life Of Husbands. Unfortunately, haven't started reading any of the two, but I've read some good reviews.

She also sent me a cd of the Avenue Q Musical Sountrack, and I have to say, I love it! The songs were right on the money. It was never boring, it played the characters of the play to the hilt! It was funny and entertaining that I was actually laughing out loud when I was listening to it on my iPod on the bus going home (now, that was embarrasing). *sigh* I wish I can watch it though.

Some songs of note:
There's A Fine, Fine Line performed by Kate/Stephanie D'Abruzzo
The Internet Is For Porn performed by Kate/Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Trekkie Monster/Rick Lyon & the Guys
What Do You Do with a B.A. in English?/It Sucks To Be Me performed by The Cast

Read all about Avenue Q by clicking on the banner above. And get your own copy of the CD. It's worth it.


Cyberpunk said...

hehe perhaps young girls shouldn't be bombarded with fairy tales...they're too young to know any better...and grow up expecting a prince charming or a knight in shining armor...sadly, very very few relationships have a happy ending...

... beachfreak said...

Fairy Tales are tall stories. Found out the hard way. Eek.

True, few relationships have a happy ending. And I envy those people who are in those relationship.