Sunday, 25 August 2013

Once Upon A Time....

....in a land far, far away, there lived a little girl who loved nothing more than reading fairytales where charming princes and beautiful princesses triumphed over evil just in time to live happily ever after.

Many years later, grown up and now living in Reality, the girl never quite stopped believing in fairytales. In fact, she even started writing her own stories. Hence the alias "MyGlassSlippers".

You see, she thought Cinderella was by far the most pragmatic of fairytale heroines. Cinderella never ran away from home to live with seven strange men, hoping to one day, she would somehow meet Prince Charming and she certainly never slept through the story, waiting for Prince Charming to come find her!

Cinderella might have had her Fairy Godmother magic up a dress and help her get to the ball, but she grabbed an introduction with the Prince and cut out at exactly the right time, all by herself, even leaving an enigmatic clue for the Prince to follow: a single, glass slipper.

Fragile, delicate and yet functional.

It has come to symbolise that dreams can come true, that no matter how fragile or delicate they are, holding on to them and following them can lead you to true, everlasting happiness.

So that's the story behind "MyGlassSlippers" and my blog "Confessions of a Green Queen". You see, of course I was that little girl.

And I did grow up. I became a lawyer and I continued to write stories, but like all fairytale heroines at the beginning of their tale, I felt there was something missing.

Then one day I found the glass slipper that I had been looking for...and began this blog.

It stems from my unwavering belief in our ability to create a sustainable economically prosperous world without destroying the ecosystem that sustains all life on Earth. 

After all, the Earth is very much like Cinderella's glass slipper. It is fragile and delicate, and if we lose our grasp on it, it will shatter and there will be no following it to our own Happily Ever After.

4 comments:

  1. I loved hearing about how this came about :)

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  2. What a nice way to grow up! I look forward to reading your posts.

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