Unlike many adults, young children have no problem accepting the reality of fairy-tale characters because they're too virtuous to doubt or think otherwise. Their colorful imaginations and ability to thrive within the realm of make-believe allows them to freely pass through the murky veils of different realities.
“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
"I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths and dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind." ~ John Lennon
Just the way an evening breeze fluttered only a few leaves on a tree, or how a gentle fragrance followed me through a forest, or even how the morning dew turned my backyard into a field of sparkling diamonds was all the proof I needed that nature fairies were lurking nearby.
"The rustle of the wind reminds us a fairy is near." ~ Unknown
Before the summer of 2014 passes into just another memory, I’d like to share a few of the seen and unseen mysteries I've enjoyed at Jeffrey Woods this season - with the possibility that nature fairies just might have been responsible.
“Tink was not all bad: or, rather, she was all bad just now, but, on the other hand, sometimes she was all good. Fairies have to be one thing or the other, because being so small they unfortunately have room for one feeling only at a time." ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
“All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
"Between the dark and the daylight, when the night is beginning to lower, comes a pause in the day's occupations, that is known as the Children's Hour." ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Childrens' Hour
“For to have faith, is to have wings." ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
"The most wonderful and the strongest things in the world, you know, are just the things which no one can see." ~ Charles Kingsley, The Water-Babies
“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”
~ A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
“Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.” ~ A.A.Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
"I've never trusted toadstools, but I suppose some must have their good points." ~ Cheshire Cat, Alice' In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
“To live will be an awfully big adventure.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
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