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Anything you couldn’t explain was magic then.

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

Fairy Princess Chair

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.



Laurie is a US-based nature botanical artist known for her detailed whimsical flower watercolors. Using only the finest quality materials her paintings murals and custom painted furniture are investment pieces that will bring nature home for decades to come.

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