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The Magic Story of You

The Magic Story of You

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Published by Suzanne de Cornelia
Your chances of being born 'you' today are one in 40-trillion. Your story IS a miracle.....
Your chances of being born 'you' today are one in 40-trillion. Your story IS a miracle.....

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Published by: Suzanne de Cornelia on Aug 20, 2012
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‘Once Upon a Time…’ the story begins.

The 2nd book of Western Civilization--Homer’s 'Odyssey' written in 800BC—is an archetypal story of life reflecting themes of persistence, danger, heroism, tragedy, romance, spiritual growth and love as the hero sets sail on a 20-year sail. We're at the helm of our lives gazing up at 200-400 billion stars shimmering across our 14-billion year old Milky Wave—100,000– 120,000 light-years in diameter—a light year equaling 6 trillion miles---astounded by the magic of our nearly 14-billion year old galaxy. Yet, with the odds of any of us existing at about one in 400 trillion--perhaps we need to be as enchanted by the stunning miracle of our own existence. And if our lives are stories--maybe conjure them more like the French fairy tales that held a moral of seeking the beauty and grace of life.

The term ‘fairytale’ comes from the French conte de fées, coined for 17th-century literary tales by a group of Parisian authors during the reign of Louis XIV. The stories were based on myth, folk tales, romance, and literary sources. Parisian Charles Perrault was credited with creating the literary genre of the fairy tale that reflected the culture around him. Born into a wealthy Paris family, Perrault (January 12, 1628 – May 16, 1703) was trained in law, became a member of the Académie française and the French court under the reign of Louis XIV. He believed that Louis's enlightened society was superior to even ancient golden ages—including in literature. When the Academy of Belles-Lettres was founded in 1663, Perrault was its secretary. When his brother, Claude, was a designer of the new section of the Louvre, built between 1665 and 1680, Perrault suggested Louis XIV include thirty-nine fountains to each represent one of the fables of Aesop in the Versailles gardens. On completion, Perrault produced the guidebook. In his sixties he authored fairy tales that contained the moral of achieving idealized beauty and grace. Works included Le Petit Chaperon rouge (Little Red Riding Hood), La Belle au bois dormant (Sleeping Beauty), Le Chat botté (Puss in Boots), Cendrillon (Cinderella), Barbe Bleue (Bluebeard) and others that were translated into operas, ballets, plays, musicals, and films, including by The Walt Disney Company that informed many of our childhoods. Very similar to the main message of Homer’s Odyssey—Walt Disney said, ―All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” So, what are you authoring in the book of your own life

between...―Once upon a time’…and ‘The End’? What is your magic odyssey about?


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