“In My Own Little Corner” (CV)

“In my own little corner in my own little chair I can be whatever I want to be …”

So sings Julie Andrews in the 1957 television adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella.

Julie Andrews sings about the power of daydreaming in Cinderella (1957).

This song is a testimony to the power of day dreaming or fantasizing. In our dreams awake or asleep we can be and do whoever and whatever we want to be.

Awake we can direct the dream with much better control and more easily. Cinderella is meek and obedient as she does the bidding of her stepmother and step sisters, but in her little chair alone she fantasizes about an enchanted life.

Asleep the dream takes over. Sometimes it shows us a dazzling world of fantasy, but other times we’re swept up into a nightmare or we’re shown a funhouse mirror-version of aspects of ourselves we’d rather not face.

Either way, dreams help us break out of the bounds of our habitual realities so we can visit different corners of our psyches. We can try on different roles, different emotional responses to situations; we might even experience what it’s like to swim underwater like a sea turtle, or fly through the air like a hawk.

Cinderella’s dreaming paid off. She went from sweeping up ashes to dancing with the prince at the ball. What do you dream of doing or becoming? Do you believe your fantasies have the power to help put you on the path to transforming your reality? Wouldn’t it be fun to find out?


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November 23, 2011 · 2:44 am

10 responses to ““In My Own Little Corner” (CV)

  1. interesting take on the corner view theme. Nice!

  2. what a mind can conceive……a girl with a broom can achieve!

  3. own little chair? that sure reminds me of the picture you once posted of your easy chair in your apartment… i always fantasize, you know. but you know… ;)))

    hi! i’ve missed ya! i hope you’re all well. so true. i was in your beloved amsterdam… mist was rolling in from all sides, obscuring many interesting detals, but we did enjoy our time.
    love to you both. x

  4. What a lovely idea! 🙂

  5. and let’s be thankful for imagination and creativity. otherwise, the world would be (more than it already is) doomed 🙂

    good children literature has that effect on one too 🙂

  6. Nice interpretation of Cinderella and the fairy godmother – dreams are indeed magic!

  7. Lovely Corner View. Magic! It’s everywhere if you just know how to look for it 🙂

  8. Pingback: More than background music: Pay attention to your dreams and harmonize your life | All the Snooze That's Fit to Print

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