Isn’t this how all fairy tales begin?
- A gnome.
- A princess.
- A prince.
- A piglet.
- A guy with a secret.
- An orphan child with a unicorn.
- A king or a queen.
- A shepherd.
- A knight with a broken sword.
- A hobbit.
- A wizard.
- An ordinary woman living an ordinary life doing perfectly ordinary things.
They all shared a common thing, that life gave them a path to follow. That path led to adventure. And something special.
They took the path shown them. What they found along the way made some of them rich. Others found great happiness, with or without love (or wealth). Others found a destiny more strange than they imagined, occasionally with the power to let them accomplish great things. Regardless, for each, the traveling and excitement eventually ended.
After which, the high and mighty — as well as the smallest and least important — lived happily ever after. Except for …