This is a Fairy Tale

Enter a man in expensive clothes, comfortable, dark, and stylish.

There are a few grams of cocaine in his left pants pocket, a wad of cash in the other. In the inner pocket of his jacket, a pack of cigarettes and a cellphone. The phone has the numbers of a hundred friends, all of them close enough that they’re best friends when they’re together. Most throw parties regularly. Each of them takes it in stride on those days, weeks, or months when he doesn’t want to be the one that picks up the phone. Some call him up, others wait for him to call without holding the lack of contact against him. Even more people are only an arms length away, thousands of them, trolling his facebook page, keeping an eye on his website for the latest update, the newest project.

This is a fairy tale.

A pipe dream. But…

This could be your life.

I get it, you might not be anything like me. You might not like drugs, or disposable friends, or close friends that don’t take it personally when you don’t call every few days. You might not like recognition or lack of responsibility. You might not even like money. But if you wrote out a glimpse of what you dream your life could be like, I would look at it and say the same thing.

‘This is a fairy tale.

A pipe dream. But…

This could be your life.’

Now here’s the question we should all ask ourselves:

Why isn’t it?

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6 thoughts on “This is a Fairy Tale

  1. To your question, I might say that fairy tales are finite with a beginning and an end and working to have your life reflect our dreams will put yourself in a state of flux – not happiness as in a fairytale. In a way, if you are working to make your life what you want, that’s how you get to your fairytale and the journey there IS the fairytale blossoming, depending on your level of perseverance. Thanks for visiting. I really liked this. It was unusual.

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    • Haha, “unusual”. That’s the first time someone has used that word, but hopefully not the last 🙂 . I love that descriptor. I’m glad you liked it.

      “In a way, if you are working to make your life what you want, that’s how you get to your fairytale and the journey there IS the fairytale blossoming, depending on your level of perseverance.”

      Definitely.

      Like

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