Thoughts on the Meaning of Being a Princess

Dear Readers,


What does it mean to be a Princess? While dictionaries variously define a princess simply as a daughter or granddaughter of a king or queen, too often in today’s hectic and pressured world characteristics such as "spoiled" seem to attend the word. Yet a Princess may choose to be kind, gracious and to use her intellect wisely. A Princess knows that kindness, sometimes misconstrued to be weakness, in fact springs from a maturity of heart which can empathize with the difficulties of others. With the knowledge that a deep appreciation and respect for beauty and refinement in life need not be incompatible with finding meaning in the more humble aspects of life, a Princess may be touched by the immortal words of the poet William Wordsworth, penned in the early 1800s:


"Thanks to the human heart by which we live,

Thanks to its tenderness, its joys, and fears,

To me the meanest flower that blows can give

Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears."


Wishing you joy, peace and reason,





A Note to the Reader on Poetic Phraseology:

Some words have poetic, archaic or less commonly used definitions, which often prompts a reader to ask: "What did the poet mean by this phrase?" The word "blow" is used in poetry synonymously with "bloom" or "blossom" and "meanest" is another way to say "humblest." Thus, the phrase "To me the meanest flower that blows can give" may be thought of as "To me the humblest flower that blossoms can give"