Aye, that is a kiss.
A powerful thing.
Your “everything better” plan
Oh, somewhere in Neverland
"Once upon a time there was a boy named Peter Pan, who decided not to grow up."
If you fight like a married couple, talk like best friends, flirt like lovers, and protect each other like siblings, then you were meant to be.
Peter looking at Wendy.
THUS wendy first laid eyes on the dark figure who haunted her stories. she saw the piercing eyes and was not afraid, but entranced.
I’ll teach you to ride the winds back, and away we go.
FAIRY TALE MEME | 1 [out of 3] LOCATIONS | NEVERLAND
Of all the delectable islands the Neverland is the snuggest and most compact, not large and sprawly, you know, with tedious distances between one adventure and another, but nicely crammed. When you play at it by day with the chairs and table-cloth, it is not in the least alarming, but in the two minutes before you go to sleep it becomes very nearly real.
My issue with Wendy has always been the fact that she has this opportunity to stay young and go on adventures for ever, but decides to grow up. As with me, I would love to be able to stay a kid forever. I don't know, it might seem silly, but that's just how I feel.
Oh, when you said you had “issues with Wendy”, I thought you meant she had done something problematic.
Well, personally I find her decision brave and it makes me love her even more. Going back to the real world after living in a place like Neverland takes a lot of courage. Also, Neverland isn’t exactly as perfect as it sounds. Read here. I link to this a lot but I think it’s important to read, so you can see Barrie’s overarching message in writing Peter Pan. It’s easy to get caught up in the idea of eternal youth and miss the theme. As the last line says, “Her fate isn’t the one we’re supposed to pity. It’s his.”
I don’t think Wendy was being silly or made a bad decision, I think she knew exactly what she was doing and it took an incredible amount of strength for her to do it. Hopefully this changes your perspective of Wendy!!
#i think a part of peter desperately wants to grow up#his version of growing up is going to school and getting a job#and yeah that’s sorta what growing up is#but growing up is also falling in love and marrying and raising a family#and growing up doesnt always mean that you stop believing in magic and pixie dust#which is proven through wendy#because she never forgets peter#and tells his stories to her daughter (x)