This thread is about the concept, alien to many, called "Happily Ever After". What is it, anyway? Can it be had? Grabbed? Touched?
Is it a lie? A false hope?
Note: Not a reference to any afterlife. This is a thread about the here and now.
This morning as I was motoring to the workplace, the big AM radio station in Detroit (WJR) ("From the golden tower of the Fisher building, the great voice of the great lakes!") was presenting a short snippet from the Focus on the Family dude.
Normally I cringe at his snippets, because they tend to be filled with a view of morals and life and living that is quite different than mine.
However, today he talked about young couples getting to know each other before getting involved in a marriage. He used the phrase "happily ever after". I immediately slid into a MaisterMoment and the result is this thread.
We see examples in life of what might be called "happily ever after".....older couples that have been married for many years, still enjoying each other's company, still holding hands, still respecting each other.....ministers, priests, nuns, volunteers who commit a life (or part of a life) to helping others "see the way" or "build a house".
Could you argue that people who "don't know any better" also are experiencing happily ever after? People with severe mental disabilities or the very young? My older brother......until he was 61, a published writer, a teacher for years.....now, because of dementia, a simple shell of a person who can't do anything except sit and stare?
What about folks who drink all of the time? Or stay high? Are they "happily ever after", because their abuse is shortening the time known as "ever after"?
One more.....the fine folks at Cyburbia who will enjoy a life "happily ever after" when this Bear stops introducing strange threads?
What say you?
Bear, Rolling In Happily Ever After