TODAY I feel like a princess. I woke up this morning thinking of my tasks waiting to be accomplished within the day just like Ofelia in “Pan’s Labyrinth,” a Spanish film which I watched yesterday afternoon with my Switee while our little Sonnet was taking her afternoon nap.
Truth is, I don’t know where Johnson got the movie because he normally inserts a disc in our player to convey it’s movie time but yesterday, he turned on his computer and scenes from the movie just popped on our TV screen.
“Pan’s Labyrinth” is a fantasy film set amidst the backdrop of Spain’s post civil war. Young Ofelia (Ivana Baquero) is the main character who delves into the fantasy world and takes refuge in her fairy tale books. Her fantasies, however, turn into reality when she and her mother move to the countryside where the headquarters of her heartless stepfather, Captain Vidal (Sergi Lopez), is situated.
One evening, a tiny fairy wakes Ofelia and leads her to a labyrinth. Here, Ofelia meets a faun that informs her she was once a princess and the possibility to be one again is huge if she obeys his instructions.
Ofelia receives the Book of Crossroads from the faun which contains different tasks she must accomplish to regain her stature as a princess. In the end, Ofelia dies from a gunshot wound courtesy of Captain Vidal but this signifies the beginning of her immortal life as a princess.
Perhaps, to be a princess one must be serious in carrying out her tasks and have none of a procrastinator’s traits which I occasionally find in myself. That’s why today, I can feel like a princess but I’m not one so I guess, my chores can wait ’til tomorrow.