I’m not sure I believe in the idea of a soulmate, but there are certainly people who can change the way you feel. Before Mrs G I was a little bitter towards the idea of ‘love’, so much so that I wrote my Magnus Optimus Prime:
The Angry Dwarf was written at a time when I was feeling pretty bitter about everything. Events over the last few years have completely changed that mindset around and my thoughts no longer really match the ending. I still like the original ending, but have been asked to rewrite it to make it happier. As the person asked so nicely, and I am unable to say no to a pretty face, here is the shiny unicorns and rainbows ending.
The not so Angry Dwarf
(All the tale remains the same – until the spirit of the forest offers the dwarf an exchange).
The dwarf stood for a moment and thought, he had the opportunity to show that it didn’t matter how cruel he had been treated he now had the chance to show it hadn’t affected him.
“Thank you spirit”
“I choose polished silver for eyes, so that princesses may see themselves reflected as others see them. That they may better understand themselves ”
“I choose silk for a tongue, that my words will soft and gentle. My sole aim will be comfort, comfort and understanding. My two aims will be comfort and understanding…and a words to help heal all wounds. My three aims will be comfort, understanding and healing. And surprise”
“For my heart I choose a door, so that it may be closed to hurt and sorrow and yet open to allow the right person in”
With these final words the spirit changed the dwarf to match his demands. And so the kind and honest dwarf was undamaged by all that had happened, and came out from it a better person.
Moral: Soulmates may not exist…by there are those who can touch your soul.
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Yin to My Yang.”
How do you define the term “soulmate,” and do you believe in the existence of such a person — for you?
Thanks for suggesting this prompt, milO1989!