Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Once Upon a Time

Once upon a time, parents came in one pair. A man and a woman. Once upon a time, a family lived in a family unit of a mom, dad and kids. Once upon a time, wives were to remain quiet if battered. Once upon a time.....

Once upon a time was a long time ago and an antiquated way of thinking. Women suffered alone beneath the bonds of the family male. Children were taught to be silent. They knew they had better do it, or else. Men and women were shunned and taunted for their sexual preference. Once upon a time.....

Television is often a great teacher. The old family structure has stretched into a new one. Children question, experiment and share their feelings. Couples come in many forms having healthy well-adjusted families. Single dads and moms raise children. And, sometimes, a grandparent does the same. It is a new "once upon a time" on the TV screen.

Living with my daughter and granddaughters has taught me a lot. We have all grown through the experience. We are a house full of females. We watch these TV shows together and talk about them. Stacey and I encourage the girls to think for themselves.

I embrace this 'new family' attitude. I cheer the protection and help we have come to know for those who feel alone, those in distress. I love that we have a family of man/womankind who comes to the aid of those they do not know. We are becoming a colorless society, an embracing people, celebrating all the varieties held on this globe.

Once upon a time, the world lived in shades and prejudice. Now upon a time, we live with progress and hope. Our once upon a time will lead to a better one tomorrow.

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