"Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten."
– G. K. Chesterton
I love this quote.
Over the past few months, this quote has come to mean more to me than it did the first time I read it. I've always been known to those around me as an eternal optimist, always smiling, and just happy for the sake of being happy... And about 98% of the time I am those things... Where life from the outside would seem much like a fairy tale.
Yet, life has felt far from the fairy tale. Instead vanquishing dragons became a new (very undesirable) hobby. However (as many of you probably already know), slaying dragons isn't easy to do alone... and even if you have someone to slay the dragons with--the dragons can still seem just as daunting, if not more.
Thankfully all fairy tales that I've read heard, or watched, have all ended with "...and they/he/she lived happily ever after."
So here's to my happily ever after...your happily ever after...and all the dragons that seem to get in the way of that; but most likely make us appreciate our happily ever afters even more.