Posted by: mywakingmemories | June 17, 2009

A Not So Fairy Tale Ending

I was surfing around the net and I found a series of pictures that definitely resonated with me. I know people who wish that they could be princesses just like the ones they have seen in Disney films. Mind you, this is not about those 5 year old little girls, but these are 20-something year old women with these fantasies.

It’s not that I dislike the princess culture, but I know it’s not always going to be perfect in the end. There are just some realities that we need to face. Also, with the changing stories that Disney portrays, the moral of some of the stories are just lost in time. If you read back to the original tale, or even the Grimm’s version, it’s quite a different take on the whole idea of fairy tales. It’s not always about the “happily ever after” but a cautionary tale of how dark the world can become when we are naive and unaware.

When you take the idea of the princess and you juxtapose it with our current issues and realities, it’s quite a different perspective on things. Below is just one photo from the series.

Personally, I think the pictures of Rapunzel and Belle are one of the sadder realities in our current world. They are strong images that really do make you think about how fairy tale princess would survive nowadays.

For more pictures, click HERE.


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