“You know I just wanted to be Cinderella, just for one night. One night where a guy would look at me under those corny crepe paper streamers and say, “You look so beautiful”, and then he would grab my hand and ask me to dance.”
The above quote was spoken by Mercedes in the “Prom Queen” episode of Glee which aired tonight in Australia. While watching it, all I could think was “I want a prom, I want a prom, I want a prom”, but when I thought about it, I realised I didn’t really because I wouldn’t have a date.
Most people would try and tell me that having a date doesn’t matter, and that being with your friends and having a good time is what’s important. I’m not saying it’s not. I have friends who had brilliant times at proms doing it that way, but like Mercedes, I would just want to have the whole magical experience. Feel like a princess in a big, pretty dress, and walk down to meet my date who would tie a corsage onto my wrist, and we would pose for cheesy photos and then go and slow dance and just have a fairytale night. In my head, it plays out like a movie, because let’s face it, that’s all it’s ever going to be. The truth of the matter is there is no way I could get a date to a prom if one was offered. Life is not Glee, it is not a cheesy teen rom-com, and it’s certainly not a fairy tale. High school is not filled with gorgeous boys with hearts of gold waiting to make your life magical. It’s not filled with sexy boys next door, and attractive new guys are as rare as hens teeth. It is filled with nerds who look nothing like the ones in Taylor Swift’s video for ‘The Story Of Us’, and boys who think getting drunk is all that matters, and other boys who think sex is the most important thing in the world. Sometimes they’re a combination of the three. Maybe there are others out there, but I’m yet to find them, and even if I did, none of them look twice at an insane fangirl like yours truly. Depressing thoughts? Definitely, but sometimes you just get sick of being alone.
I adore fairytales and every Disney movie imaginable where there is that happily ever after moment. Especially in movies such as A Cinderella Story, gosh they make me cry tears of joy. Is the fact that I want one of my own really too much to ask for? Our society has become so cynical that they would have you believe that it’s impossible, because moments like that don’t exist in reality. But I believe they do. They have to. So I’ll keep waiting with bated breath, because one day, my prince will come.
frangipani princess xoxo