(Not So) Happily Ever After

Artist Dina Goldstein did a series of photographs depicting what might have actually happened to each of the Disney princesses if “happily ever after” is only in the movies.

She says, “I began to imagine Disney’s perfect Princesses juxtaposed with real issues that were affecting women around me, such as illness, addiction and self-image issues.”

I love these — mostly because most of us compare our insides to everyone else’s outsides. We even look at Disney princesses (or princes) and compare ourselves, unfavorably of course.

Life is great, but it ain’t perfect.

And the sooner we realize that that’s true for everybody, airbrushed or not, princess or pauper, the sooner we’ll get on with loving our own lives, helping others, and appreciating the good.

 

Photo credit: Dina Goldstein, of course (though this photo is cropped so please go to her site to see her great work as it should be viewed).