Friday, January 27, 2012

That Fairy Tale Life

Dudes. I don’t watch a lot of TV. Seriously, I think Chopped is about the only show I watch regularly because it’s on late at night as I’m getting ready for bed. But every once in a while, there is an exception.

Like the new abc series, Once Upon a Time. *clutches chest* LOVE!

Usually, when I find a TV series and watch it regularly, it’s because I love both the characters and the storyline. But this one’s even better, because it has been created out of stories and characters I already loved, put a new twist on all my favorite fairy tales, and plunked them down in the modern world.

More love!

This is what it feels like to be on the other side of brilliant writing. It’s a learning experience, and not just for writers, but for everyone. I think whenever you take a perfect life lesson and turn it and twist it and move it into different places and take it to new heights, it makes us question our morals, our values, and our how far we would go for love, life, and the pursuit of, well, happily ever after.

What’s more, it makes me personally evaluate my own happily ever after. Have I reached that place yet? Keeping in mind that life changes daily, I ask myself if I died tomorrow, would I be happy with the life I’ve lived?

I still have a long bucket list, so I hope I don’t die tomorrow. But if I did, if some freak accident happened and I was hit by lightning or a bus or dropped off a cliff, would I be able to say I’d loved as deeply as I could, given back to the world in the best way I knew how, and affected someone else’s life for the better?

I certainly hope so. What about you? Are you living a fairy-tale kind of life?


Matthew MacNish said...

It does look pretty good, but I'm more looking forward to the feature film. Can't remember the title, but it's something about the huntsman.

Angie said...

I hope so too. I think I could say yes, I would be happy with the life I've lived, though there are always improvements to be made. Very thought provoking post!

Nichole Giles said...

Oh yes! I think it's Snow White and the Huntsman or something like that. I'm excited to see that one, too. Lots of Snow White tales coming out this year. Interesting.

Nichole Giles said...

Oh, Angie, good for you! I'm so glad to hear it. And you're right. Always improvements. Every day.

Carolyn V said...

I haven't seen it! I'm so behind on the times!