One Thousand and One Nights
by Constance Santego
I remember the first time I watched Aladdin, I must have been about ten. It is one of the tales in The Book of One Thousand and One Nights ("The Arabian Nights"). Walt Disney created a version in 1996. I loved the thought about rubbing a lamp and a magic genie would appear to grant me my three wishes. The costumes, the enchanting life, it all seemed to be so mystical and fairy tale like. It was any girls dream of she could have in her life.
She Followed Her Inner Voice
by Suzanne Bandick
She had what most people would probably consider a great life – maybe even a perfect life. She had a husband who loved her and she loved him back, 2 young children that were happy and healthy, a successful career, a nice big home, a standing in the community and her friends. What more could one want?
Evidently more. She was certainly after more. A little voice inside of her said ..It's time to move on – you need more adventure - the children need something more. Well where in the world could this lead she thought. Was she crazy to have this desire for adventure when perhaps she should just be happy with what she already had?