“Waty Katie”? I think not. In less than 3 days, Prince William and Kate will become man and wife and Kate, now Catherine, will go from “Waty Katie” to Princess Catherine. Its all so exciting, so much so, that billions of us will be watching this Friday as this official engagement touches our hearts.
The greatest question is why? Why are we so intrigued by this young couples story? Is it solely because they’re royalty? Or could it be the fairytale that we all hope to be true?
I’m convinced that at the core of the most of us, we all hope and wish that the fairytale is true, because if it’s so, then maybe, just maybe, the fairytale will become real for us as well. If you are a dreamer, or if you do find yourself still believing in the fairytale, you’ll find that you might not always be amongst friends. In fact, you’ll probably get brushed off as another “far off dreamer” and laughs will soon be expected to follow.
We seem to be more of a cynical and a somewhat hopeless society. Think I’m wrong, well money talks and with that said, just check out the demand for tabloids! Just tonight while at the grocery store, I was hoping to find a tabloid covering the Royal Wedding. Instead I was embraced with covers featuring Melt Downs and assuring me that Lindsay is partying it up again. Now that’s inspiring.
Can I have an honest, yet hard moment here? I think the reason why we’re so drawn to the negative tabloids, is that we’re convinced the fairytale is dead and the closest thing we have to fairytales, are our celebrities. Well if its not working for them, then our own hopelessness is then justified. If it weren’t so, trust me, this million dollar industry wouldn’t be sinking their corporate bucks into featuring the next divorce.
Yet our justification only locks us, handcuffs and all, in a full blown partnership with hopelessness. And when we’ve done that, as grown ups, we call it “Reality”. However, I’d like to propose that the truth is, the fairytale does exist.
Do the fairytales come without flaws, absolutely not. Will it be challenge free? Heavens no. Will it be worth the fight? Absolutely! I think what’s so brilliant about our new Royal couple to be, is that they’re not just a pretty package wrapped in a spiffy bow. They’re a real relationship, that has gone through its fair share of struggles, at one point, resulting in a split.
Yet they worked with the challenge within their reality and we now find ourselves celebrating with them, as we cheer them along, on their very special day. I truly wish them the best. May they have the “Happily Ever After” that us “dreamers”, “hopeful ones” and “unrealistic”, so they skeptics say, and join with their hope as it meshes within our own! I’ll sip a spot of tea to that!