Thumbelina – Micro fairy tale

I have always enjoyed fairy tales. I grew up watching them, hearing them and then reading them.

I remember seeing a film, I think it was Hans Christian Andersen with the Actor Danny Kaye.

He sang a song about Thumbelina.

Thumbelina, Thumbelina tiny little thing
Thumbelina dance, Thumbelina sing
Thumbelina what’s the difference if you’re very small?
When your heart is full of love you’re nine feet tall.

After a little research and an enjoyable trip down memory lane I found out that Danny Kaye actually wrote as well as performed the song.

Micro though she may have been, she was much loved.

Let your personality be the biggest thing about you. Let it shine to bring warmth and encouragement to everyone around you.

No matter how big you become, remember those starting out, with less experience, or with smaller talents.

May your talent grow, but may your ego’s remain micro.


Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 27/March/2018

via Daily Prompt: Micro

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