Do you believe in happily ever after or is it just a pipe dream?

We grow up knowing Neverland might keep us young. We would like to believe in a kitchen that cleans itself and offers delectable teas in the magical castle of a Beast. And is it possible intricate gowns, and magical stagecoaches might help us score the handsome prince?


And the story tells us, they all lived happily….

But you know as well as I do, the ever after, is the real test.

This week John of the Lens Artists community challenges us with Flights of Fancy: a soaring imagination an unrealistic notion, and one that possibly came true.

I think of little kids dreaming to grow up with aspirations of being rich, famous, and living happily ever after. We know the fairy tales aren’t true, but professional athletes, and film stars show us glamour, and how the Hollywood elite might live. Can’t we do that too?

I guess castle life might have it’s perks.

But honestly, I am not certain, a handsome prince and a castle could be my modus operandi. I feel myself sweating at the notions, as it would would be too stifling for my free-spirited nature. I just wanted to explore where we might land in life, and see the world. And I wanted my prince to be someone who would love that with me.

Queens Trail in Bryce was a nice idea.

Secret places with legends and hideaways? That works.

And while I do believe in happily after, I also believe it isn’t handed to you. In fact, sometimes it is a lot of work.

I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer.   – Jim Carrey. 

So, let us be rich in character.

Let us be rich in joy and laughter:

Let us be rich in wisdom.

Happily ever after?

Stay tuned. That journey with my handsome prince continues.

Wind Kisses, Donna

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