So here's to fairy tales.
One day I was reading a fairy tale to my 6 years old daughter where the prince fought for the princess & saved her from wicked. Now my daughter, who is learning karate, innocently asked me, "Mumma, why didn't the princess learn karate & save herself?" This got me thinking. While historically there were queens who fought battles. As a kid, I believed in these fairy tales & that there will be a prince for me but the problem was, I didn't know where to find him. I didn't know what he would look like. And every time I would meet a guy, there was no guitar or violin playing in the background, no cool breeze, no slow-motion movements, no vigorous thumping of the heart, etc. In the quest, I bumped into some villains (Blessed are the ones who met the prince. Stay blessed). Today I ask myself, Why does there always have to be a prince to save the princess? Why hasn't a princess ever saved a prince? While we talk about women empowerment, liberation, etc., we still rely on some random prince to be our savior. Hell, no. I m my superhero, supergirl. To all my beautiful ladies out there, be your own superhero. Look into the innocent eyes of your kids, true friends, parents. You will realize that they look up to you, your strength. You are their superhero, the princess who holds her crown with utmost dignity & a smile even when she is crumbling within. This is strength.
To all my Super girls out there, a prince by your side would be wonderful but the fact is YOU are priceless, you are strength, you are dignity, you are beauty, you are love, you are the energy...