I want the fairy tale…

Ever since I was a little girl I’ve loved fairy tales.  Not just loved them.  I devoured them.  There was something about the romanticism and fantasy that fed my soul.  I was drawn to the magic, the fairy godmothers, the possibility of finding the prince of my dreams, getting married in a beautiful white sparkling ball gown and living happily ever after.

My favorite stories were Sleeping Beauty, The Princess and the Pea, the Ugly Duckling and Cinderella.  The Wonderful World of Disney managed to fuel my imagination even more with their versions of my favorite tales.  In fairy tales, good always triumphs over evil and the antagonist always gets his or her just reward.

Why can’t real life be like fairy tales?

Imagine a world where bullies learned their lessons, where every teen girl was noticed for the beauty inside, not out.  A world where abusive parents were punished for their atrocities, and teen boys could be heroes with super powers to save the world.  Imagine a world with no drugs, no teen suicide, no eating disorders, a prince for every princess, a happily ever after for everyone.  It’s a dream I have.  Maybe someday my dream will come true.  Until then,

What about you?  Do you wish for the fairy tale or do you live for the challenges of reality?  What is/was your favorite fairy tale?