Fairy Godmothers don't exist


Seriously....boys and girls, fairy godmothers don't exist, nor does the tooth fairy and neither does Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny.  They don't.  Wishes and dreams don't come true without some luck and a good deal of hard work.  That's the thing kid's should realize young I think, so they don't grow up to be adults that dream but don't work for it.  You want to be an Astronaut?  You need to be fit, know your maths, go through rigorous and pukey training.  Want to be a ballerina?  Be prepared for constant diets, feet that bleed and a lot of training and hard work.

Let's not forget, of course, that the Universe isn't fair.  Life isn't fair, sometimes hard work just isn't enough.  Sometimes your best just isn't good enough and you have to either strive to be better or accept it.  Some people are just born brilliant and privileged.  Some people work really hard to try and achieve goals, only to have it taken away by family, loved ones, an accident, sickness, the gods having a laugh...   That's just what happens sometimes.  It can take years to achieve something and it can disappear in a blink of an eye. 

I am feeling a bit bitter with some events that have transpired lately and it's ruining the drive I have and really making my moods fluctuate.  It feels like the mountains that need climbing is never ending.  Perhaps that's just it....there is no end to it.  So do I climb the damn thing only to fall off in a ravine somewhere along the way, do I stop and just not try at all and do nothing for a change or climb and hope that things won't go to total shit?   I am starting to dislike that word...."hope" .  It's starting to sound like another word for "disappointment".

Fairy godmothers don't exist.....sometimes I wish they did.

Day 58 of illustrating everyday.  Copic fineliners and scanned into Photoshop.