Friday, April 13, 2007

A Little Princess in All of Us


Cultural views or societal expectations the web of attraction is the fairytale stories. From early childhood on we are read stories of kings and queens and happily ever after. This imaginary foundation builds a false sense of security. The creation of a better then now vision, that an end will come to the hell and a glorious new day will await. It is the ever so popular “Cinderella” , the moral to the story “good things happen to good people”. There are many childhood stories that I remember and yes I was aware that they were fiction at it’s best. Yet I hungered for a more normal atmosphere. I was asked what is normal?

Defined in the dictionary NORMAL
1.conforming to the standard or the common type; usual; not abnormal; regular; natural.
2.serving to establish a standard.

I perceived normal as a plateau where balance was met, where there is a understanding and the proposed “ unconditional love”. Acceptance is unequivocal, as there is no doubt that there is a profound experience in being accepted in the normal pool of society.

Flexible like a rag doll that has weathered many storms. I felt as if my mind, my heart and my soul were grasping in various directions to find the place of contentment. The weight of circumstances weighing heavily upon each.

As the definition states normal as being natural. The child in me strolls the hills surrounding the hollow sensing all of the beauty that nature in its most natural form provides. Yet little signs of mans destruction lay in the path. For it has been said that " mans worst, enemy is man."

The cool spring morning sent a chill through out, but not as deep as the chill of life that shakes the spirit. Part of me rooted and growing flourishing in a unstable situation and another part of me dying as I battle the inner demons of self.

Follow your heart and release your mind and
then and only then can your soul be free.


Matty said...

Yes, there is a little princess in all of us. Just look at all the women waiting for their prince to arrive.
Yes, I do believe good things happen to good people., and bad things happen to them to. Whether its plain dumb luck or the star they are born under, or having the right parents......I don't know.
I don't know too many 'normal families' I don't know what goes on behind closed doors.
I'm following my heart, so that my soul can be free, but at what price?
Good post,thanks. I enjoy any post that makes me think.

Children with out voices said...

I guess it's not new " the skeletons in the closet" I think women are more open about problems and issues of dysfunction. Many men and I wouldn't categorize all men this way, but many think that needing help is weak and therefore they are the last to seek help. Women tend to discuss alot over a cup of tea. As the time change I hope that the scenario of men hiding mental health, drugs, financial stress and many other problems will be better addressed. I hope in the future the medical association will break the stereo typing and other labeling that comes with mental health. Earlier intervention gives the best chance to save one life or a family. We can't change the world, but we can't help but dream........ Following the heart so my soul can be free, the higher price is not to. For death of a soul is a lonely place to be.