Fairy Tales and Dreams that come true…
Have you ever wondered how we can put those two words in the same sentence and have them mean
the exact same thing? Fairy Tales and Dreams are not the same thing. When I was a child, Fairy Tales were in a book and usually had a wonderful ending.
You could say that they could be a dream come true, but, I don't think so. For some reason I was thinking of one of the earliest books I remember reading as a child. One strong memory came to mind. It couldn't possibly have been a real story, or for that matter, a Fairy Tale, could it? I quickly searched the most significant memory on google. It was a gruesome memory. To my surprise, it was a real memory.
Here is a quote:
"she saw she had lost the gift of the good stars. What was to be done? She wanted to save her brothers, and had no key of the castle of the glass-mountain; so this faithful little sister took a knife out of her pocket and cut off her little finger, that was just the size of the piece of wood she had lost, and put it in the door and opened it. "
The quote is from The Grimm Brothers' The Seven Ravens.
I imagine this story had a very strong impact on me at the age of six. The seven ravens were the little girl's brothers. Well, I have three brothers! I wasn't so sure though that I could cut my finger off to save them.
This story certainly haunted me.
There was poor Humpty Dumpty who fell off the wall and couldn't be put back together again.
Little Red Riding Hood and that terrible wolf that ate her Grandmother. Three little pigs that had their home blown to pieces. Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, all had some evil going on. Fairy Tales?
For children? Did these stories make us strong? I remember The Boy Who Cried Wolf! I believe my mother would use that in lessons to me. Hmmmm.
What Fairy Tale is most prevalent in your mind?
Dreams? I remember my dream. My one and only dream. It took me until I was the ripe age of 42 before I caught it. A horse. MY horse.
Dreams do come true, it just took time. The lucky girl in the below photo had her dream come true early.
But, maybe, just maybe, it was the horse's dream to have a little girl...