THEORY: Once Upon A Time


Once upon a time there was a girl. A girl just like any other girl who believed in Disney movies and happy endings, in good winning over evil and lifelong friendships, in hope and in true love. There used to be many of her kind. They would be seen in groups gathering in corners of classrooms and giggling over life’s many wonders that are yet to unfold before them.

But one by one they vanished. Others are still around though, wandering and searching, still hurt and lost from the harshness of the grown up world they did not expect. They struggle to find they were back but it appears that the world is stronger than their hearts. Others appear as they always were, happy and smiling, as if they were able to survive the world better than the others… but inside they are completely different people. No longer do they gather in corners and giggle over wonders they know aren’t all that wonderful. Others are even less fortunate because they vanish completely… as if their existence were a myth. No trace of the persons they once were. No twinkle in the eyes and no hope in their hearts.

But this girl, the girl of this short tale, she thought different. She honestly believed that nothing wasn’t going to break her… that not even the world can make her stop believing in Disney movies and happy endings, in good winning over evil and lifelong friendships, in hope and in true love. She refused to believe the tales of those ahead of her and around her about how it is simply the fate of her kind to be broken… that the world is not the place for their kind, that they were destined to be extinct.

For a time, this girl amazed everyone. She was called a fool for refusing to believe reality but people bit their lips when year after year as many of her kind broke down and she remained strong and steady. She still had twinkle in her eyes and hope in hearts that was as true as day one. People started to believe that maybe it was possible… that her kind could survive the world… and the best part was that this belief made the girl believe in herself even more. The positivity of everyone reinforced her belief that maybe she could survive this world unscarred. But it appears that she was just meant to take a higher fall. She was just meant to be hit twice as hard for reaching a higher peak. In the end, she was the biggest fool of them all.

She’s still around, if you’re wondering whatever happened to her. Some may still recognize her, some won’t. She looks at life with a skeptical eye these days, always asking more questions than necessary and always thinking of things that shouldn’t be thought of. Sometimes though, for a split second you catch a glimpse of the girl she was… then she’d blink and talk to you then you would realize that the girl of yesterday will just remain a memory of her… that this girl has vanished like the rest.

You would still hear her talk about Disney movies and happy endings, in good winning over evil and lifelong friendships, in hope and in true love… but know she no longer believes them. 

Once upon a time there was a girl and she was a girl just like any other girl. The End. 

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