This is a fairy tale.
It’s about a prince and a princess.
Okay, it’s about a turtle and me.
I drove past Sunshine Glass, a shop in our tiny town that I’ve been meaning to go to for a long time. Today, was the day. I walked into a Walhalla; old doors, skulls (of animals), the most beautiful glass work, lampshades and well, a turtle.
I instantly fell in love with this guy.
Adrian – one of the owners of Sunshine Glass – introduced me to this turtle with a history. Adrian’s dad would share the story, one day. Adrian could already tell me that the turtle had travelled all the way from somewhere in the world – maybe India – to California to Arkansas.
Bottom and top were made of one solid piece of wood. I love wood carvings made out of one piece of wood. This turtle was made so beautiful that it looked real. He looked me in the eyes and he clearly wanted to come home with me. And so it happened that for the first time in my life I brought a guy home I had just met and I paid for him too!
And they lived happily ever after.
Well, they lived happily ever after UNTIL the children came home from school.
They saw the turtle and I had to protect it from being held up in the air, carried around like a baby and being used to sit on.
‘Happily ever after’ should be changed into ‘happily ever after until…’
Anyway, go to Sunshine Glass and fall in love too.
Oh and this is what happened to my new love: