The Princess and I went to the movies the other day. I won’t give anything away about any story lines. There was a happily-ever-after, but not the one we usually get. Both of us were kind of torn up about that. It was still haunting both of us last night.
When you go to see a movie, or watch a tv show, you expect to be able to suspend reality – your favorite characters don’t die, good wins over evil, the underdog defeats the bully, and the guy gets the girl and they live happily ever after. That’s how it’s supposed to go in movies and television, right? We want that, because we know reality is so much uglier. Favorite people pass away from horrible diseases, evil seems to win over good, the bully defeats the underdog, the guy and the girl break up, there’s no happily-ever-after.
We’ve had an emotional couple of weeks. We loved the movie, but we needed a different ending than what we saw. We both walked out of that theater just kind of dazed and saddened, because, dang it, that’s not how it’s supposed to end!