October 5, 2013

Imagine what happened to Wendy when she came back from never-never land. It's all too easy for J. M. Barrie to end his story (and effectively Wendy's) when it was clear that she had made a choice to return to life-as-she-knew-it. But the truth is, the story really doesn't end there. It actually begins. It's all too easy to play with Peter, sparkle in fairy-dust and learn how to fly. What is more difficult is learning how to stand on the ground. It's easy, perhaps, to fall in love. A few stolen kisses, deep-soulful-conversation, holding hands under a starry night and suddenly you have these feelings that you really don't know what to do with. And that is where the challenge comes in. When you're forced to stop feeling and start thinking, because that's what Wendy does - ultimately. And when she does, she begins to doubt everything. Maybe she begins to think never-never-land was just a dream. Maybe she thinks its best if it stays that way.

Thought, and Wendy, have never been friends.

So what does happen to Wendy when she decides to think, instead of feel? I don't know. But I have a feeling I'm about to find out.


the other side of me said...

What would happen if Mary decided to stay in Never-Never land?

Xeb said...

Well, I can't comment on that because to the best of my knowledge Mary never made it to never-never land. Unless Peter decided to cheat on Wendy. That bastard! :P