VISTAS: An awareness of a range of time, events, or subjects. A broad Mental View.

The Fairy Tale

Once upon a time, in a land filled with dragons and fairy princesses there live this poor peasant girl. She would sit by the stream everyday wishing for her prince charming to take her away upon his white steed, to the magical castle where there would be no worries, or burdens.

Her clothing was thread bare and no coverings did her feet wear. Her hands were callused from her labors in the fields. No pretty jewels adorned her head nor her fingers. As the sun began to turn the sky from pristine blue to the scarlet and lavender hues of sunset, she sat soaking her feet in the cool stream dreaming again of her prince charming.

She thought of him in his castle, being served by many, never wanting for a thing, his every wish granted barely before it was uttered from his lips. Tears slipped unconsciously from her eyes, she would never meet her Shining prince, for she was a plain and simple peasant of the fields.

She knew that when she retired for the evening it would be with an empty stomach and no blanket to shelter her from the cool night breeze. She would dream of being held in the warmth of his arms to keep her through the night.

In her dreams she would be cherished. Her Prince would carry her away from the straw mat and lay her upon a feather mattress, and hold her tenderly through the night. Whispering quietly to her of the future and of the things to come.