Once Upon A Time
…..in a land separated by decades rather than geography where rivers and oceans ran clear and children romped in the sun for hours with no knowledge of sunscreen played outside until the glow of street lights or hunger drove them home there lived a princess. At least in her mind and heart she was sure of her royal lineage convinced a mistaken baby switch at the local hospital.
She endured the hardship of every day life convinced that a magic carpet, or genie, or fairy from Walt Disney’s Magical Kingdom would someday arrive and transport her to her proper palace beloved by her prince.
Imagination is a wonderful thing, a wonderful place to live and I have wondered if modern technology has taken away this joy from today’s youth but everyday I see children’s dreams at work. I visit a school yard and see them running and laughing joyfully. I listen in on a three year old’s conversation at play with his toys. The young I see have lost nothing. Instead they have gained a wider scope of knowledge and understanding in technology but it is still nice to see imagination at play.
Oh and the princess? Never did meet her prince unless he was well hidden in all the frogs she kissed but oh my she still dreams, imagines, and maybe someday..just maybe….
Oh and this is my post number 200 and very shortly, today will hit 10,000 hits, a modest record compared to some but not too shabby for this princess!