His words made a loop through my mind:
“Honey, we’ve been stuck in this paradigm too long,
budding dreams buried underneath mounding reality.”
Fantasy’s relationship potential began to topple to truth.
Fast forwarding to the next scene…
You’ve too much nerve for an ill-paid, two-bit reporter.
Honey, watch your princess paradigm topple underneath that veiled façade encasing you.
Viewing the news footage, my brain replayed our final conversation in loop.
This weekend’s Trifecta challenge:
This weekend we are asking for exactly 33 words, 30 of your own and three of the following:
topple paradigm underneath
nerve honey loop
Okay. Why not have it all in the numbers’ game? I’ll see your 3 words & up you the other 3…plus the additional 27. Twice. (Which technically disqualifies me…so feel free to either pick from the pair or eject me, altogether, from the game. I always wanted to be the bad guy in one of those cheap-shot Westerns. “Give me a shot…of water…with a lemon…in a dirty glass. Um, or a clean one would do just fine, thank you.”)
In this numbers’ game, we had 6 words; I rolled out 66 with them – working towards achievement of the beastly 6-6-6, which is the Trifecta of “man’s numbers,” thus denotes that it never holds anything good for humankind. Sounds like it’s time to fold ’em.)
Alas! Tragically, as the photo and the set of stories depict, neither we nor princesses, unfortunately, can always have it all – including the ever-elusive happily ever after.
I recall seeing this photo several years ago, but it’s now so prevalent on the Internet, it’s difficult to obtain an original credit (as no one seems to provide it). I linked to the following URL in obtaining this image: http://www.britishroyals.info
And truth in editing and such, I’ll not go so far as crediting Prince Charles with ever having the nerve to affectionately call Diana ‘honey’ either. (And maybe she was actually saying, ‘The Nerd!’ at the beginning. It’s sometimes difficult to get close enough to The Royals to be certain of what they truly mean.)