Do you not desire to be beautiful?
To be made clean though you are a lowly servant?
Do you not desire to be beautiful?
Or are you too scared that you will fall into pride?
Was not I the one who made you?
Or are you afraid that you will be used and abused and only known for your beauty?

I have you right here, right now, you do not have to wait to love me. I am here, here for you.

Do you not desire to be lovely?

Oh God, I have seen the pain in those who desire beauty above all else and give themselves all too freely.

But there are the key words. Above all else. Too freely. You must truly learn how to give your love for that is beautiful.
Being vulnerable, darling. Have you not seen?

[written after watching “Ever After” a few months ago]