Sunday, March 30, 2008

Get Healthy - Remembering and Living Fairy Tales and Dreams!

"Cinderella (French: Cendrillon) is a popular fairy tale embodying a classic folk tale myth-element of unjust oppression/triumphant reward. Thousands of variants are known throughout the world. [1] The word "cinderella" means one who unexpectedly achieves recognition or success after a period of obscurity and neglect."
This can be read more fully at Wikipedia

Now, The Walt Disney film Description of Cinderella is quite different and is written here by filmfactsman, who does a brilliant wrapup of several films. More can be found on him here: filmfactsman

"In a far away, long ago kingdom, Cinderella is living happily with her mother and father until her mother dies. Cinderella's father remarries a cold, cruel woman who has two daughters, Drizella and Anastasia. When the father dies, Cinderella's wicked stepmother turns her into a virtual servant in her own house. Meanwhile, across town in the castle, the King determines that his son the Prince should find a suitable bride and provide him with a required number of grandchildren. So the King invites every eligible maiden in the kingdom to a fancy dress ball, where his son will be able to choose his bride. Cinderella has no suitable party dress for a ball, but her friends the mice, lead by Jaques and Gus, and the birds lend a hand in making her one, a dress the evil stepsisters immediately tear apart on the evening of the ball. At this point, enter the Fairy Godmother, the pumpkin carriage, the royal ball, the stroke of midnight, the glass slipper, and the rest, as they say, is fairy tale history."

Elaine Cooke


Daniel said...

The word "cinderella" means one who unexpectedly achieves recognition or success after a period of obscurity and neglect. I didn't know that. Have a great day!

MARYYX said...

My apologies for communicating through a post - but I don't understand how to reach you through email. In response to your question, posted on my blog, yes I have begun gardening. I just posted a bunch of new pictures on my gardening blog,

Have a good one

MARYYX said...

Hey Elaine - did you by any chance used to be a teacher? I have this sneaking suspicion . . .

BERRYH2O said...

Cinderella is my favorite! These are awesome pics of her.