The Modern Fairytale

Cinderella exists even in this day! Don’t laugh when I’m saying this. If you think she’s part of a modern fairytale, you may be right. So, what is it about the modern Cinderella? She’s just like one of us: crazy girl next door, an optimist and a rebel in her own way. She lives for tomorrow with a pulse on the present. She loves the smell of old books and the coffee brew and treasures the sound of raindrops falling on the rooftop – like many of us would do. Oh yes, and like most of her contemporaries, the modern Cinderella earns her own living, supports her family, feels happy when her dear ones are… but all said and done, she still doesn’t earn the brownie points she deserves (She’s Cinderella after all!).

cinderella does exist

cinderella does exist

… and just like the eternal Cinderella of the classic fairytale, whose life was all about tragedy and triumph, life is not a bed of roses for the modern Cinderella either. It’s the story of her struggle and hardship. But this Cinderella does not hope that a fairy godmother would liberate her from all the life’s problems with her magic wand. She believes in finding an alternative when faced with tough circumstances.

No ripples are big enough to stop her from chasing her dreams. She reaches out in search of her dreams – all by herself, not knowing where the dreamland lies. So, she climbs several mountains and follows many a streams to find the twilight realms of her dreams. Sometimes she happens to traverse the dreamline. She could see dreams float like bubbles – in different directions… She could see through them, and see bright colours, but when she finally wants to touch one, they disappear! But each time she finds a dream, she cherishes every bit of it. It gives her a new meaning to life!

With this new found happiness, she starts singing … all her favourite songs which she stopped for years. She laughs and laughs and spreads the joy to all those who matter. It all feels like magic. Ecstasy!

The prince of the story? You may ask. Of course, he’s very much there. How can Cinderella be complete without her man? So, will she find eternal happiness with him? Shhhh!!! No more questions. Sit quietly for a while, and feel the pulse of the modern Cinderella. Did you see the twinkle in her eyes? Just let her live in the moment. Her story will unfold. It’s just the beginning.

Remember the song? “Fairytales can come true, it can happen to you…” God bless!


3 responses to this post.

  1. Love this! Thanks Sohini. Walt Disney once said of Cinderella. “She believed in dreams, all right, but she also believed in doing something about them. When Prince Charming didn’t come along, she went over to the palace and got him.” Thanks for making my Friday a little better!


  2. Is there a copy write on this image of Cinderella?? I’d like to use this image with permission, may I please?

    Thank you, Sarah


    • Posted by Soho on September 18, 2012 at 6:29 pm

      I dont think there’s a copyright on the image. i too downloaded it from the net – one of the free image sites I guess 🙂


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