Monday, August 30, 2010
Cinderella Syndrome 30
terraced rice fields of China image from...
cha no kemuri yanagi to tomo ni soyogu nari
the tea smoke
and the willow
you are who you are--
silks and slippers
mice and fairy godmothers
merely affirmed the YOU!
the first written Cinderella story, called Yeh-Shen, was written in 850 A.D. in China? It’s over a thousand years older than the earliest known European version! And that’s not even the oldest version of Cinderella.
The king and his men returned home with Cinderella... where she produced the other slipper. As she slipped on the two slippers her rags turned into the beautiful gown and cloak she had worn to the festival. The king realized that she
was the one for him...
[Aai Ling Louie; The Chinese version of Cinderella;Yeh-Shen;A Cinderella Story]
continuing the Cinderella Syndrome or What every girl should have; well!!! at least once in her lifetime, anyways...in haiku/haibun style throughout the month of August; e-mail me or add your contributions at comments; to be included in the day's post