Once upon a time. Happily ever after. The perfect beginning with the perfect ending for every fairytale. It all seems so simple and direct to get from A to B. I mean, the destinations are mere pages apart. Making your own fairytale however, apparently isn’t as easy as Disney promised, and the path from A to B usually ends up looking more like Mr. Messy , as opposed to the direct line we were all hoping for. The mess is inevitable really, I mean, you’ve got to have something, or someone, to do on the way to happily ever after right? Enter the role of the filler.
What can also be referred to as goldilocks syndrome; the role of the filler, is played by the many “learning opportunities” that happen on the way to finding that one who is “just right” While putting the pieces of the ultimate partner in crime puzzle together, there’s many “perfect partner pieces” that you probably already have, the only issue being of course, that they’re basically of no use to you when you stand them alone. While one may be cute, they may not be that bright, and where one might be bright they may not be that funny. It seems that there while be plenty of candidates around, the odds on finding that one who is “just right” are slim to none.
The dangers of the filler however, are when you don’t double check their use by date. Stick with the same filler for too long and you start to turn a blind eye to those things that initially stopped you from dating them in the first place. Maybe that joke was actually funny, you just didn’t get it. Maybe it isn’t such a bad thing if you can see your reflection in their hair because of offensive product usage. And maybe that monobrow is really just a shadow. Sorry to burst your hopeful bubble, but the fact of the matter still remains, that “joke” actually wasn’t a joke, and the usage of gel stopped in the 80s for the rest of society, and we all know that brow “shadow” isn’t going anywhere. While sure, these all may be superficial points, and I’m illustrating this point on a shallow surface level, the fact of the matter still remains that if the thought of waking up next to anything less than your version of prince charming made you dry reach in the beginning, then it sure as hell is going to have the same effect on you in 6 months time, when you wake up next to a frog and you realise you’ve fallen for a filler and not a killer.
The irony in this is how close the frog and prince charming are sitting next to each other. The frog gets a text when prince charming doesn’t reply. And sometimes you squeeze yourself into the smallest seat because the right sized one isn’t making themselves available. From the bootycall, to the friend that will never be anything more, the backup plan, the fillers in our life play a key role in ensuring that you know exactly what you want, or more importantly, what you don’t want.
Find peace of mind in the fact that every filler, brings you one step closer to happily ever after. With each new chapter and each new adventure, you find yourself one step closer to that “chair” that is just right. At times your fairytale may seem more like an epic novel, hell you probably read some of the same chapters ten times over,so best make sure that the fillers you pick are worth the space they take up in your tale. I don’t know about you, but I always liked Mr. Messy he seemed to always be having the most fun.
…love, lala x