A Hair Story

Rapunzel’s heart beat with extreme excitement, never before had she been so close to such a gallant knight. His eyes, brown and intense drank her in. She could feel the pull of his desire connect to her longing. Her blood pounded in her chest. ‘Here I am. I have outwitted the witch and waited patiently observing you from a distance and now I want you.’ His eyes full of hunger pierced into her body and she trembled. ’ ‘I want to know you. Really know you, I have been so isolated here in my tower longing for such a brave knight as you. A man of tenacity and resourcefulness who could mentally outsmart the witch and you are here and I want to connect and I long to know your truth.’ she said. ‘Ah, my truth, do you think you can handle my truth? He questioned. ‘The brighter the sun, the darker the shadows that are cast. I want to know the man inside the knight.’ She mused. ‘My shadow could be grey or even black and you may find it too much to stay and listen. Isn’t the fact that I am here now and I have waited for you enough? ’ He said looking away. Taking his eyes from her felt like being thrown into the cold dark night of the witch’s world. ‘Your actions are what caught my attention and makes me want to learn more about you. And I have waited too. Oh my have I waited. I want to know the battles you have fought, the dragons you have slain, your defeats, your victories, doubts, fears, how your mind imagines and how your heart feels. I want to know you intimately.’ He turned back to look at her and she could feel the warmth from his eyes on her and she smiled. His charisma and energy ignited her spirit and aroused such yearning in her. ‘It may not be pretty, it may be different to what you expect and imagine but I will share myself with you. Where would you like me to start?’ He asked tenderly. ‘I want to know the journey that has brought you to me. You know my prince the single most powerful act we can do is share our vulnerability.’ She walked towards him and stood beside him as he looked out from the tower to the distant land. She whispered in his ear. So tell me where your story begins and how you got here?

By Anthea Slade

A Hair Story featured in The Passion of Couples Group on the 27 Mar 10

A Hair Story is part of Reynaldo and my mini series Fairy Tales & Myths which is part of our 40 painting/drawing/writing collaboration A Tribute to Womanhood.

Creating art and writing is like breathing to me, it keeps me alive. If I stop creating my world shrinks and contracts. When I start to create again it expands and is filled with colour. I feel whole. To create is to be completely, unabashedly alive.

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  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladeover 5 years ago

    A Hair Story – Rapunzel by Reynaldo

    A Hair Story – Rapunzel (2) by Reynaldo

    Rapunzel – A Hair Story by Anthea Slade

  • S .
    S .over 5 years ago

    ohhhh wow !!! great story and ART !!!!! this is putting it all together !! great work !

  • Oh thank you so much Shoaib for these wonderful words my friend. Rey and I thank you so very much for your great support of our collaborations.

    – Anthea Slade

  • Reynaldo
    Reynaldoover 5 years ago

    Your Beautiful mind is a joy and your creative talent and sensitve person are a wonderful and refreshing…….. You are a joy to work with, as the imagination and the way you wordsmith is awesome, dear Anthea, You are top drawer and beautiful too what a combination……..an honour to collaborate with you dear……..And this story is lovely, partner xxx

  • Oh Rey thank you so much for this beautiful comment. Your words are just so wonderful they warm my heart and make me smile. I love collaborating with you dear Rey, your paintings are so enchanting, imaginative and beautiful. Each painting is first class. You are an absolute pleasure to work with and a beautiful person Rey. xxx

    – Anthea Slade

  • Erika .
    Erika .over 5 years ago

    oh my Anthea…I am speechless..truly I am. The most powerful and beautiful words I’ve read in a while. What a magnificent writer you are. I’m spellbound. xx

  • Oh dear Erika thank you for this so lovely comment. I just adore your comments my friend and I truly appreciate you and your words. Your comments are poetry to my eyes. xx

    – Anthea Slade

  • Rikki Woods
    Rikki Woodsover 5 years ago

    The art and the story are great. That last sentence. Wow.

  • Rikki thank you so much for this wonderful comment on Hair Story.

    – Anthea Slade

  • colorblind
    colorblindover 5 years ago

    truly a wonderful collaboration and i love the way they go so well together
    in Anthea words you see the picture
    In Reynaldo art you see the poem…..truly i love what yall have put together ….

  • Colorblind I just love your beautiful comment and that you can see Rey’s beautiful painting in my words and my words in Rey’s painting. It is such a joy and honour working with Reynaldo on this collaboration. And I truly appreciate your beautiful response to our collaborative works.

    – Anthea Slade

  • JaneSolomon
    JaneSolomonover 5 years ago

    Oh this is lovely Anthea. xx

  • Thank you so much my dear friend Jane for this lovely comment. xx

    – Anthea Slade

  • Jane17
    Jane17over 5 years ago

    that was a emotional beautiful story.. thanks..

  • Oh thank you so much Jane17 for this lovely comment on A Hair Story.

    – Anthea Slade

  • ShadowDancer
    ShadowDancerabout 5 years ago

    Congratulations! You’ve been featured.

    week of March 21, 2010

  • Thank you so much ShadowDancer for featuring A Hair Story in your beautiful group The Passion Of Couples. Truly appreciate this feature.

    – Anthea Slade

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