Thursday, August 11, 2011

Modern Day Cinderella


As little girls, we have all read and empathized with Cinderella: her vulnerable beauty, her quiet subjugation to the constant tortures of her stepmother and her ugly sisters, her fleeting moment of glory as she was blessed by the fairy godmother, her Prince Charming, but most of all, her escape from her paradise at midnight before it all came crashing down.

Mercifully, today, in urban India, we no longer have to put up with the vicious stepmom or the bullying sisters, we no longer need the fairy godmother and her magic wand and we also don’t need the Prince Charming to rescue us from life: we have education, employment, alcohol, chocolates and beauty magazines to empower us. But the running away from the ball is still a part of who we are: on most occasions, like Cinderella accepted the domestic tribulations as a part of her life, we also learn to deal with the daily miseries (office politics, inflation, plumbing mishaps), but just as she ran out on the perfect evening, we often run out on things/people which/who make us happy, because we are scared.

It’s midnight again: time to run away, time to get back to the familiar humdrum of life, time to put the perfect evening behind…

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice one!

Nefertiti said...

@shivangi
we all know it's u

Anonymous said...

Whose Shivangi?

Nefertiti said...

@shivangi
awww.... now we r forgetting our own names also... so sad...

Neil said...

Read the question again. Your answer will be different.

Nefertiti said...

@neil

:) u temme the answer...

Rich! said...

nice one..and what about the spa sessions and the makeovers which empower us too:)

Nefertiti said...

@rich!

ohh yeah... not to mention retail therapy. thank god for materialistic pleasures

and your blogger id says it all :)

Carpe Diem! said...

Read this somewhere: Cindrella has proved that a new pair of shoes can indeed change your life. ;)

Nefertiti said...

@carpe diem

if only it was as simple as that... I have bought so many useless pairs of shoes hoping for 'the change' but no luck so far :(

Shelly said...

Now THAT is true. And by THAT, I mean your post not the above comment. :-P

Nefertiti said...

@shelly

thank you. and welcome!