I blame Disney, then Hollywood, but first let’s start with Disney …
Growing up, Disney had us believing that you most definitely met your Prince Charming “once upon a dream.”
That one day there they will be.
“There you see her, sitting there across the way…”
And sparks will fly, googly eyes everywhere and people will say:
“There may be something there that wasn’t there before.”
Then he will whisk you off your feet and he can “show you the world!” You will be “soaring, tumbling” and have an “indescribable feeling!”
“So this is love
The miracle that i’ve been dreaming of
This is what makes life divine”
Blame us much for having unrealistic hopes for our Prince Charming? How can you not “love me at once?!” Isn’t that supposed to be a “tale as old as time?”
Ok ok.. we might be giving Disney a bad rep here.
At the end of the day they were the ones who encouraged us to “have faith in your dreams and someday, your rainbow will come smiling through, no matter how your heart is aching, if you keep on believing.”
Of course, it didn’t help that this “rainbow” came along with a “bibbidi bobbidi boo.”
After 30 some years though, I have to admit that “at last I see the light, it’s like the fog has lifted. And at last I see the light, it’s like the sky is new.”
A new Disney endorsed revelation… Just