Remember that Disney movie you used to watch back in the day when you were like, five (or fifteen)? The one with the princess who lives in a beautiful palace and lives happily ever after? Was that Cinderella, or Snow White, or Belle, or Sleeping Beauty, or was it Jasmine…or Ariel?
You got so carried away with that movie you watched it almost every single morning until you drove your parents nuts. You had all the lyrics memorized to every song and sang them whenever you felt like it. You knew the lines of the characters off by heart and could say them even before the people in the movie could. You let your imagination fly…you imagined you were really a princess.
You begged your parents to paint your room pink and dropped many hints that you wanted your Eid present to be a pony. You spent hours in the mirror brushing your hair until it was as soft as a cloud. Your new favourite game was dress-up. You practiced talking to birds and other furry animals. When your younger sibling refused to cooperate, you lined up all your dolls and had tea parties with them instead…three times a day.
And when you became so angry that you never wanted see your family ever again (you were punished for spilling grape juice all over your brand new clothes), you would simply pretend yourroyal carriage was coming to pick you up soon so you could leave to the ball. You were the prettiest smartest funniest “bestest” princess on Earth. You were never happier.
you grew up. And met reality. Welcome to the real world…This is life. POOF! Gone went the dresses, the shoes, the carriage, the garden, the palace, the dreams…Just like that.
Those “dazzling” lyrics you once adored became historical dates or biological terms that you stuffed into your head for your exam. Your hours in the mirror patting your hair were drastically shortened to ten minutes (and on some really bad days fifteen seconds). Dress up? Maybe on your wedding day. Your tea parties transformed into a quick Tim Hortons drive-thru before heading off to pull long shifts at work.
And although you swear you hate Disney for corrupting your once innocent mind with foolish fantasies, every once in a while you search for that old video (or open up Youtube) and watch it again just for fun. And you smile and laugh and sometimes you even sing along if you’re in the mood for it. Ahh the good ole days…
The Live On- Site Presentation of the Protocols
Sunday, May 31, 2009
10 am – 7 pm
Release Your Inner Queen of Sheba!
Presenting the Protocols
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