I guess the fairies in my life want me to show some of the little people (kids) in my world how to create fairy houses. Yesterday while Tuck and I were picking some honeysuckle up came a truck. It was my neighbor, an absolutely charming older couple. We chatted back and forth about what has gone on in our lives when my neighbor said her grandchild who was 8 years old has become very interested in drawing and has this wild imagination. She had told her grandchild how she knew a real artist and she lived right across the street. Wow a real artist I thought, me! Oops back to the story, I told them to bring her by and maybe I could dig up some things that she could work on. Then it hit me as if the fairies had smacked me on the back of the head why not show her how to create fairy houses. Yes what 8-year-old with an imagination hasn’t dreamed of fairies. I gave my neighbor a ring this morning and told her my idea. The next time she is up visiting with her grandma she will come and meet this real artist and actually get to play in her studio and make fairy houses. Oh grandma’s invited too.
It’s easy to believe in magic when you’re young. Anything you couldn’t explain was magic then. It didn’t matter if it was science or a fairy tale. Electricity and elves were both infinitely mysterious and equally possible – elves probably more so. ~Charles de Lint
Some would probably say anyone who believes in magic, in fairies or in things that bang for no reason and disappear from your sight only to reappear some time later are completely mad. May be these people are right but I do not think so, do you? My dear mum would say how she wanted to be thought of as being eccentric and during the end of her years living here in this realm I think she got her wish. She in my eyes was fun and open to different ways of thinking. Never thinking her ways as being eccentric but somehow she accomplished just that and I never saw it happening. There was an openness about her spirit and I feel because of that energy she whether aware or not was in contact with other realms and beings. Maybe being an open spirit is being a child full of wonder.
It is a terrible loss to the human population when we disconnect from wonder and magic. The price we all pay becoming an adult and it is a price I am not willing to pay anymore. Fantasy eccentricity imagination are what allow us to fly with fairies angels and spirits. Just because we discover or invent a new thing does it mean it was not there all the time waiting to come into our realm of thought. Another way of thinking about this is electricity, a thing we use everyday, ever not exist? Did Edison create it by discovering electricity? Electricity was always there but before Edison made us aware of its presence it did not exists in our realm of being. Fairies are and always will be there but you have to take the first steps back to when you were a child and see the world around you with wonder. It is something to ponder surely.
My mum and I delighted in the fairies and the stories we would discovered about the different realms. I now have to confess though my mum wanted to be an eccentric, I am one. Like mother, like daughter.
A little food for thought or some facts about fairy food.
Fairy Food: When it comes to fairy food, we read stories to discover that mallow fruits are fairy cheeses, and dogwood fruits are pixie pears. Little cakes are another favorite fairy food, and if they are made with saffron, they are especially cherished since saffron is highly valued by fairies.