Friday, April 6, 2018

Fairies


Have you ever seen a fairy? It is fun to think about.

I had a good time introducing my children and grandchildren to fantasy worlds. Now before you make fun of me think about this. Did you read stories like Jack and the Beanstalk to your children? Did your chidren watch cartoons? Did your children play video games. Did you recite poetry such as The Gingham Dog and The Calico Cat to your children? Winnie The Pooh? Did you sing Puff the Magic Dragon to them? All fantasy.

I encouraged mychildren to make up stories and silly games. We would imagine what might happen if a squirrel got his tail stuck in the branches of the tree. What do you think might happen? Better yet what do yourchildren and grandchildren think might happen?

What could be hiding behind that tree? Bigfoot? A pot of gold? A cute little bunny? There are no limits to imagination.

Bacl to fairies. Have you ever seen a fairies home at the base of a tree? Some people actually put colorful little doors on them for all to see.

If you live in fairy country you often will see little openings that lead to homes of fairies. I have had those who tell me that they are only where the roots are growing a bit too high but I know better.

Many years ago I bought a book that tells all about fairies. There are so many different kinds. Just a few are brownies, pixies, sprites, leprechauns, nymphs, and elves. If you would like to know of more you can look them up.

Some are pretty and delicate, others are not so nice to look at and not good tempered.

Sometimes you will see a circle of toadstools in your yard. They are in a circle so the fairies who are resting can sit on them to watch the other fairies dance.

I learned that we probably see fairies every day. We do not recognize them though. They disguise themselves. See that piece of paper blowing across the sidewalk? Fairy. A dry leaf skips across the street. It is a fairy. They have to be out and dancing. Is that a bit of light dancing on the wall? No it is not the sun; it is a fairy.

I often sit and look out my window and see the fairies dancing in my yard. Sometimes I see a quick movement out of the corner of my eye. When I turn to look at it the movement it stops.

I even captured a picture of one. It was at leasr10 years ago. I was surprised because I was only taking a picture of some flowers. I showed my son and he was surprised.

I saved the picture to my computer. Less than a week later my hard drive died and the picture was lost. Fairies do not approve of being photographed.

Look out your window. How many fairies do you see?


14 comments:

  1. People who don't see fairies have souls with no wings.

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    1. Oh I like that. If you do not mind I may use it in the future.

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  2. I'm actually writing a post inspired by a fairy tale right now... This was great.

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  3. I must admit, Emma, that while I neither believed nor disbelieved in the existence of fairies, you have enlightened me. Now, every time, I see a leaf blowing or a speck of dancing light, I will recall what you wrote. My neighbor also put a small door near the base of a large tree in her yard.

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    1. My mother told us the dancing lights are called "Tinkerbells". So that is how we refer to all of them.

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  4. Everytime I see mushrooms or toadstools in our garden I aleays think of the little folk who may live in them :-) Cheers Diane

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  5. I'm not keen on being photographed either, but it's not really a problem since no one wants to photograph me.

    "Sometimes I see a quick movement out of the corner of my eye. When I turn to look at it the movement it stops."

    I would suspect a cat, but what do I know.

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    1. The feral cats around here saunter. They move so slow that they can be seen. I take it that you do not believe in the fun of fairies.

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    2. I believe in the fun of fairies. There used to be a fairy convention across the street at the fairgrounds, and the participants were primarily young women who looked so precious in their fairy costumes that I just wanted to hold and protect every one of them from every bad thing. All that is both good and vulnerable, they represented to me, just as does my little girl cat, Scully.

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    3. My daughter looks like a fairy. Long blonde hair, tiny features, and just a little sassy. She is a tiny person. I had not thought of it until someone else described her that way to me.

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  6. How wonderful to let yourself to find fairifairies around you!

    I love Jumanji 's little fairy juliaRoberts:)

    I have fertile imagination and living without fairy is just a waste of life for me

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