Wednesday, 5 May 2010
The Princess and the Pea
Yes the bed arrived (let the honeymoon begin!!!) and it is totally amazing! Of course it cost as much as a small house but sooo worth it. It's one of those memory foam ones and it is HUGE - I felt like the princess and the pea getting into it last night. Do you remember that story? It was written by Hans Christian Andersen. Ok quick synopses...the story tells of a prince who wants to marry a princess, but is having difficulty finding a suitable partner. Something is always wrong with those he meets, and he cannot be certain they are real princesses. One stormy night a young woman drenched with rain seeks shelter in the prince's castle. She claims to be a princess, so the prince's mother decides to test their unexpected guest by placing a pea in the bed she is offered for the night, covered by 20 mattresses and 20 featherbeds. In the morning the guest tells her hosts that she endured a sleepless night, kept awake by something uncomfortable in the bed; which she is certain has bruised her. The prince rejoices. Only a real princess would have the sensitivity to feel a pea through such a quantity of bedding. The two are married, and the pea is placed in the Royal Museum.
"Right Nichola" I hear you say, "What are you waffling about now?!" Well let's look at us and draw the parallel - we are Royalty (our Dad's the King of kings) and as such, even the smallest 'sin', 'intruder', 'lie', 'deception' (you get the idea?) will create a niggle in our spirits. Something 'off' that just doesn't sit well with us. Now we can choose to say nothing (in fear of offending anyone) or we can openly say, "Look I'm uncomfortable with....I'm not happy with....This will cause hurt and pain".
Do you see what I'm getting at? Don't lie down and sweep all your 'issues' under the mattress because they will cause you pain. A true 'Prince/Princess' will not rest with even the smallest 'sin' making itself at home in their life. Reminds me of "Catch us the little foxes that destroy the vines" (Song of Solomon 2:15)
Now there's a bed-time story for you to ponder on...night-night