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.


  1. Yes, bad things can happen, dreams can be shattered, hope can be lost - all of this is true, but it's also true that fairy godmothers do exist, they are all around you. They are those people that sometimes we don't see because we're so beaten by disappointment that maybe somebody else who didn't work as hard as us already has what we want. There are people who are always there for us, cheering us on and ready to help or just be there for us. They are all around us, it's just sometimes hard to see them because we're going through a tough time. This difficult phase will pass and when it does and you look back you will probably find that you're stronger and richer for that experience.

  2. “Hope is the worst of evils, for it prolongs the torment of man”
    ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

    “Hope is a bad thing. It means that you are not what you want to be. It means that part of you is dead, if not all of you. It means that you entertain illusions. It's a sort of spiritual clap, I should say.”
    ~ Henry Miller

    Stop climbing mountains for a while and enjoy the sunshine. Stand still quietly long enough to hear yourself… or at least the birds.


  3. I'm so sorry your on such a rotten rollercoaster now Marta...it is difficult to stay positive when you work so hard, and still things never seem to advance to where you thought they would, I completely understand (really!). But keeping the faith is the only thing we have when life keeps going south on us. Please stay strong...and know that despite all the yuck, you are a very talented and wonderful person...the world just needs to catch up to you!
    Big hugs...and prayers (yes prayers) for a peaceful heart are sent to you!!
    xoxo J~


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