Marriage as Fairy Tale

Thinking about my marriage and its demise this question was asked:

If you could describe your marriage as a fairy tale which one would it be?

The Selkie Girl

A tale of the loss of a woman’s soul/skin.



Words from a beautiful version of the story by Susan Cooper make the bodice of the gown. Entwined in the skirt are ribbons from a pointe shoe, seven tiny shells from the coast of Ireland, a miniature book of fairy tales, rose petals, a snippet of sheet music I played as a child, the words runningrunningrunning, and something a very old woman once whispered to me:

“Be careful….men will use you.”