Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Remember that great fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson?

"The Princess on the Pea")[1] is a fairy tale about a young woman whose royal identity is established by a test of her physical sensitivity…

One stormy night …a young woman seeks shelter in a prince's castle. She claims to be a princess, so the prince's mother decides to test their unexpected unwitting guest by placing a pea in the bed she is offered for the night, covered by 20 mattresses and 20 feather-beds.

 In the morning, the guest tells her hosts that she endured a sleepless night, kept awake by something hard in the bed; which she is certain has bruised her. The prince rejoices. 

Only a real princess would have the sensitivity to feel a pea through such a quantity of bedding." read the story

Some of us really can feel the pea under all those layers...

In the story her sensitivity gave the Princess special status - in our daily lives it usually causes problems - for the Princess or Prince and those around them…

What do ya say?  

Are you one of the Royals?
Know one? 

How do you deal? 

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