20th October, 2014. 2:34pm
Today, the Daily Prompt asks:
At what age did you realize you were not immortal? How did you react to that discovery?
When I was a young, naive girl who was so in love with fairy tales and happy ever afters, I used to think that every girls and boys will grow up to be a Prince and Princess.
And then life happens.
WHAT. THE. FUCK.
I was so devastated when the frog I kissed didn’t turn into a prince. It was a total nightmare! I was barely thirteen when it happened. I can still remember every single detail… every tear I shed when I realized fairy god mothers don’t exist; that there’s no such thing as a flying carpet or a house of cake and confectionery. Hell, I don’t even know if true love really do exist. I guess if it does, we’d all be with our princes and princesses by now, living happily ever after in our own palace at a realm only we know.
But no, life doesn’t work that way. Not everyone finds their happy ending so perfectly the way all those Disney movies and stories I have seen and read, yet here I am still waiting, hoping for that one prince who will make my ever after happy.
When my fairy tale bubble burst, my love for princes and princesses slowly fade away (although I must admit, there’s still an ember inside waiting to be ablaze), and I discovered the world of witchcraft and wizardry through Charmed and Harry Potter. I was in High School, and slowly I thought I was finally developing my own power – the gift of foreseeing. But alas, it was a fluke. I never got my letter from Hogwarts. Once again, I felt like the most ordinary muggle in the neighborhood.
I didn’t take up Ancient Runes or Divination; I never became friends with Hermione, Harry or the Weasleys; I was never part of the Dumbledore’s Army, and the most hurtful of all, I never met the Charmed Ones.
But despite not being able to touch the Book of Shadows or join the battle at Hogwarts, I know that one day, someday, I will have my own happily ever after. It may not be as perfect or magical like the stories of every Disney princesses; he may never be The Chosen One and I may never be as powerful as the Halliwell sisters, but I believe in making my ever after happy. Maybe happier than any of the Disney princesses I know.
It’s Immortality, My Darlings
Alison DiLaurentis of Pretty Little Liars once said that girls who die early isn’t a tragedy and nor was it gruesome, “it’s immortality, my darlings.“ (Is it, though?) I know young girls don’t die. If their life ends at such a young age, they become angels. Of course, that’s not a guarantee but that’s what I believe and I’m gonna stick with that.