Ursula the Sea Witch
I have never been a fan of this story, even though the original is a gothic delight… but I did like the Sea Witch who tried to warn The Little Mermaid that land is not a good place for females of any species*.
An excerpt from Wikipedia:
“The Witch warns the Little Mermaid that once she becomes a human, she will never be able to return to the sea. Consuming the potion will make her feel as if a sword is being passed through her body.” [NUDGE NUDGE wink yawn]
When she recovers, she will have two human legs and will be able to dance like no human has ever danced before; however, she will constantly feel as if she is walking on sharp knives. [DUH SAY WOMEN OF THE WORLD. METAPHOROCALLY DUH.]
“Moreover, she will obtain a soul only if she wins the love of the prince and marries him, for then a part of his soul will flow into her.”
[THE WOMB IS NOT EMPTY. It is a choice. SOULY the Womb Owners.]
“Otherwise, at dawn on the first day after he marries someone else, the Little Mermaid will die with a broken heart and dissolve into sea foam upon the waves.”
[OH PUH-LEASE. AS IF. WOMEN ARE NOT FRAGILE. They get used to blood and being shamed for it. And have you seen what they get cut open for, worse, bring out of their vaginas?? I AM SO IN AWE OF WOMEN WHO GIVE BIRTH and so glad I have NEVER had the want nor need to.
That is some next level crazy. MIRACLE. GOD right there.
What I was saying is that nope…. men take rejection worse than Women. Women get broken all the time. They keep on going. They don’t fade away.
… but man flu……. faaaaaaaarkkkkkk.
Women recover and/or but get tougher. I say “but” because some become colder. They blame others.
Men who get rejected get weaker, they get bitter. They take it personally. So many lash out.
Perhaps I shouldn’t be so binary because we all know the stereotypes are archetypes and apply to all genders.
blah blah, Women get over rejection, they don’t throw themselves into the sea. That’s. Bullshit.
Just going back to the whole Women Grow Another Human To Carry Life Forward…. I do feel for the Women and People who want children but can’t have them for whatever reason.
I have been through The Hormone Wars in my late 30s, I get it, the WANT to have children is STRONG. Like it or not, female bodies were the ones nature chose to carry Life. However, it’s not an obligation, it’s a choice, that’s why we bleed.
Anything that germinates is at first, an infection. Your hormones tell your emotions how you should feel.
I felt this at 19 and again at around 39.
Don’t worry about what happened when i was 19. I had my best friend, my Mother with me, she put my needs before her beliefs.
And again at 39 when my fertility factory went through earthquakes to test me. This time I was ready but I did get hormonally battered. IMPREGNATE IMPREGNATE IMPREGANT screams the alarm and everything SMELLS like BABY.
HOLY COW. The womb is a brain. When she activates she is very demanding. Terrifying.
As far as I am concerned, I won. That did kickstart me into an early menopause, early 40s, which is fine, it’s a rollercoaster, another one. I feel I am finally slowing down, have actually been able to come to a stop and. Stay.
I also finally have a True Best Friend, who for me, is in the form of my husband. It takes work to be the kind of person to get the kind of person you want.
Major benefit of being in love with your best friend and being each other’s Most Excellent, is the Sex. As I told an older woman at the Sydney Writer’s Festival yesterday (I was photographing, she was in line, ha I make it sound like I was there because I am a writer. I think you have to be read to be a writer. Right?).
I am healing in all ways, true DNA orgasm after orgasm.
Anyway. Ursula is the only reason I liked the Ariel Little Mermaid animated movie and I would love to play the part BUT… I would be a lovelier Ursula. Blunt, too much of everything at times/all the time but full of love and kindness, stronggggggggg and gentle.