Yes exactly RumplesGirl! Like the curse messed up the Wheel of Time. In LOST, there was that big wheel beneath the Island’s core that had to be turned to change the Island’s location. While maybe the curse changed a wheel in time.
Whoa! When you said Wheel of Time, the first thing I thought of was the brutishly long and drawn out Robert Jordan series of books. Probably the worst possible example for Once to take.
Actually, I’ve been wondering and have had a few offline discussion if Storybrooke may become something of a nexus between the Lands. The beans certainly set that up as a possibility. There wouldn’t be an issue then of Emma perhaps living here, Snow and Charming in EF, etc.
Henry: “Hey, I’m going over to Grandpa’s to hunt ogres.”
Emma: “Wear your warm coat. And be back in time for dinner. We’re eating at Granny’s tonight.”