Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Could You Love a Troll???
Now, not one legend have I read that showed trolls in a good light. Not one. They're mean, nasty, ill-tempered, and deadly. In all the role-playing games I've played, the same thing. Trolls are bad news. They're powerful, huge, and dangerous. And they LOVE to throw boulders.
So why in the world would I fall in love with trolls?
Love, is the key.
Just like with werewolves that are seen in a bad light, so are trolls. But think about it. If a troll exists, he has to have a mate. If he has a mate, he has to have children. Everyone needs love.
And in all worlds--some of every species are good and some are bad. Therefore, trolls need loving too.
When I found a pair of troll lovers in the Norway of Disney World, my heart melted and I had to open my home to them.
Just a note about the picture, behind the troll lovers is the world. It seemed appropriate to have that in the picture as they came across the world to stay with me. And on one side is a small chest that my mother painted with stars and moons that adds to the fantasy feel. And to the right is an ancient chest that came from Scotland--down through my grandfather's side of the family--although many of them were from Ireland and probably from Wales before that.
So what do you think? Would the troll lovers open your heart to the possibility that everyone needs love?
I'll have to remember that the next time I face a troll in a game who is intent on obliterating me! Or one at work who woke up on the wrong side of the bed! Never me, of course!
"Giving new meaning to the term alpha male."