Happily Ever After … Only if You’re Boring!

Today’s daily prompt is:

“And they lived happily ever after.”

Think about this line for a few minutes. Are you living happily ever after? If not, what will it take for you to get there?

Happiness is great, it’s joy, contentment, perfection.  It’s beautiful, birds singing your favorite song as you dance through the meadows in bliss…until a bomb falls and the zombie apocalypse begins!


OK, probably not THAT realistic, but Happily Ever After is “fine”…but why have Happily Ever After when you can have Daringly-Ever-After, or Adventure-Ever-After?


I don’t want a prince on a white horse who can do no wrong.  I want the dark knight who got kicked out of the kingdom and had to come back and save everyone 20 years later, all the while being his arrogant irritating self.  I want motorcycle chases, explosions and world-saving greatness.  What’s so wrong with that?

Am I living Happily Ever After?  Absolutely not, and I love it that way!  We fight, we make up, we have adventures, we build freaking motorcycles and go 130 miles per hour!  We’re prepping to start building a car for crying out loud!  We play video games together, work out together, have eachothers’ back against enemies both foreign and domestic.  He makes me stronger, I make him gentler.  We pull eachother off of our individual high horses and race off into the sunset in a Bugatti Veyron at 210 mph, adrenaline pumping, hearts racing and minds melding into a single thought; life.  We live a life worth living, and although it’s not necessarily Happily Ever After, it is our adventure and that is perfectly alright by me.

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