The Glass Slipper III

February 16, 2011


Maxfield Parrish

The marriage of the Prince and Cinderella was a match made in heaven as they were equals. The Prince was meant to choose a maiden from the Kingdom but was not in love with anyone until he met Cinderella.  He saw in her qualities of virtue, sincerity and an unaware beauty that made her unparalleled to anyone in the land.  Cinderella danced with him the whole night and unaware of his material wealth, she fell in love with his unassuming, honorable and kind demeanor.

The story of Cinderella is a metaphor about the beleaguered underdog rising to the top while solely dependent on the use of their bravery and imagination. Cinderella is an archetypal example of internal fortitude that defies the boundaries of Disney packaging. She exists in everyone no matter your race, gender, sexual orientation or creed.  Her ability to be in an undesirable lifestyle and in a state of forced servitude all while maintaining humility and exalting the glory of her ideals above her circumstances is what made her a born princess. The robes at the end of the story were an external display of her regality. The Prince and Cinderella were governed by faith inverse of fear and that is why they got their happy ending.

The tale takes the reader on a journey that emphasizes the endless possibilities one can have through progressively transforming ideas into reality while maintaining one’s virtuous self.  In essence, you get what you reflect.

Happily Ever After can and will be attained for those who live by the means and codes of their ‘happily ever after’.  And for those who think the idea a cliché, a naïve thought process, a child’s outlook on things, well, you are right to the extent because you are what you believe.  The story of Cinderella teaches us that our beliefs and our ability to hold on to our ideals is what builds our reality and brings to the forefront the actuality of living a happy life.




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