FAIRY TALE MEME ∙ [1/1] Fairy Tale ∙ Den Lille Havfrue (The Little Mermaid) by Hans Christian Andersen
The little mermaid parted the purple curtains of the tent and saw the beautiful bride asleep with her head on the Prince’s breast. The mermaid bent down and kissed his shapely forehead. She looked at the sky, fast reddening for the break of day. She looked at the sharp knife and again turned her eyes toward the Prince, who in his sleep murmured the name of his bride. His thoughts were all for her, and the knife blade trembled in the mermaid’s hand. But then she flung it from her, far out over the waves. Where it fell the waves were red, as if bubbles of blood seethed in the water. With eyes already glazing she looked once more at the Prince, hurled herself over the bulwarks into the sea, and felt her body dissolve in foam.
to look life in the face… always to look life in the face, and to know it for what it is. At last, to know it, to love it for what it is, and then… to put it away. Leonard… always the years between us, always the years… always… the love… always… the hours.