Sunday, October 30, 2011

Once Upon a Time...

Where do I even begin? 
How do I retell a story that has been told time and time again?

Venus likes Saturn. 
Saturn likes Venus. 
Venus has friend. 
Mercury also likes Saturn. 
Mercury is all powerful. 
Mercury gets Saturn. 
Venus gets sad. 

But there is so much more to it. 

What about the part when Venus though that Saturn was really something special? Different from all the other planets and brighter than all the stars in the sky.  

What happened was... Mercury did not take Venus' feeling seriously.

And what about the part when Venus gets all of her guts in order to confront the situation and ask both Mercury and Saturn if there was something... but both say nothing? 

What happened was... Mercury and Saturn did get together... the very next day.

But what about the part where Mercury feels bad about lying to Venus' face and tells her that her worst fears are true. That there is in fact something between Saturn and she. And that she never meant to hurt Venus?

What happen was... Oh... that's right! That shit NEVER happened. 

Well... maybe it did. But only after Venus found out because Saturn could not handle the guilt. And after Venus calls Mercury in hysterics. Pleading for answers. Only to be met with total denial of any wrong doing. To be later followed by some weak ass text message about "Assumptions" all around.  But there were no assumptions. Venus was always 100% clear. Mercury just honestly didn't give a fuck. And all because Mercury has this warped sense of entitlement and self created competition. 

She had to win. SHE HAD TO!!!

But Mercury was right.
She absolutely did see Saturn first. 

(Yet, you and I both know that this story has little to do with the Saturn)

He was only a pawn in the game that Queen Mercury plays so well. Her thought are so meticulous. Each move extremely calculated. It's no surprise that in the end she leaves all other players broken hearted and wilting by side lines. Because they were all disposable. Who cares if hearts are broken if she has to prove the point that MERCURY IS A WINNER? 

Well... She did win. Congratulations.

I'm sure she finds her peace in that. Because nothing is greater than her own abilities. She is the controller of her own destiny. So of course she had to win. And She always knew she would. She will always be the closest to the Sun. And Venus was more than happy to be number 2. But Mercury has to prove that she has the power and She will fight to the bitter end in order to maintain it. But when will she see that nobody wants it.

In the end, Mercury got to walk away with all of the power, the portfolio credits and the fame. But She also got the hurt, the burning guilt and the blame. 

Mercury got to keep it all.  
But I'm sure, for her, it was worth it. 


*Based on a true story. 
For privacy purposes, all names have been changed.

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