We started out at Papa's Barn, then headed downtown to Cat Tales and St. Vinnies.
I hit the jackpot at St. Vinnies.
Since I am involved in our community theater, I am always on the lookout for clothes that would be good costumes or dresses I can wear in a performance.
I was lucky enough to find a Princess Dress at St. Vinnies today.
At least that is what it seems like. I tried it on, it fit perfectly, and it makes me feel like a little girl again, going through the pretty clothes in the closet upstairs at our house, and dressing up in my mom's pretty dresses.
I think that is part of the lure of the theater for me, the fact I get to dress up and become other people for a time.
So tonight, for just a few minutes, I was a Princess.
I tried to find a tiara, but I think it sits in a dorm room at NIC, where The Other Princess resides.
“...perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave. Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us.”
--Rainer Maria Rilke
I love this "princess" quote by Rilke. I like it because it takes the focus off of ourselves, and onto how something bad in our lives can help us help others.
That is how the teachings of Christ tell us to live, isn't it?
In the book of 2 Corinthians, the Apostle Paul talks about an affliction he has dealt with, and how his power is made perfect in weakness. I think this is what the quote is talking about. When we are weak, and have hardships and bad things happen, then the grace of Christ can give us the strength we need to turn those dragons into beautiful princesses, and, through God's grace, we can make the situation beautiful by helping.
8Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. 10That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
2 Corinthians 12:8-10 (New International Version)
I'm off to slay some dragons.