Once upon a time isn’t only for bedtime stories and fairy tales. Once upon a time speaks of daydreams and hope and all our imaginings. It speaks of childhood and innocence, belief in the impossible. It’s a gateway to another world, one with happily ever after as the closing line. Once when dragons existed in your mind and a paper crown and bathrobe made you a prince or princess, trees and flowers were your subjects and you rules oh so royally in the summer air. The sun always seemed to smile at you, which is why it always had a face when you drew it. But the words once upon a time inspired adventures and mystery, monsters huge and heroes strong. Between the pages, within the words, that was where so much happiness was found. You could become anything or anyone, as once upon a time cast its spell. Once upon a time, once upon a place, words and rhymes that always put a smile on your face. Oh to be a kid, believing that once upon a time was as true as a history book. Oh to wish upon a star and genuinely believe in it. But now that you know better, once upon a time means so much more because it lets you relive your childhood, it lets you escape through its door to another dimension. It’s something to wish for, to hope in, and to firmly hold onto, a ray of sunshine in a way. Once upon a time is something you can never outgrow, you’ll never be too old for fairy tales and dreaming big dreams.
Mundus vult decipi- The world wants to be deceived.
People only want to see the things that will make them happy.
Girls put on make up so that they’re “pretty”, but don’t they want people to love them and not their mask? No, people want picture perfect, something the world only pretends to be, blatantly proving that it’s not. People want to be lied to if they know that the truth is going to hurt. People are too scared to face reality and get angry when you crush their fake world that they’ve built up around themselves. People like to put on fancy clothes and wear a big smile and act like their life is better than everyone else’s… They spend money they don’t have to buy things they don’t need to impress people they don’t like. That sums up the majority of the population. Keeping up appearances is a priority, it doesn’t matter what your life is really like, you will pretend it’s perfect because that’s what’s expected. You don’t want people to know you’re having a hard time because their own lives seen so perfect. But for all you know it’s just a big act, everyone putting on a show for everyone else. They’re scared of their weakness, of their imperfection. Society shows us perfect people with perfect lives and we think “If only I could be like that”.. But no one is perfect, if you can put on a fake smile then why shouldn’t everyone else? People only believe what they choose to, they will bend the truth till it’s what they want to hear. They all want to be lied to if it means they can keep their fantasy a little longer..