But ten years? Done in a blink of an eye. I've experienced the passing years like one of those coin catching wells ... you know ... the kind where you toss the coin in at the top and it spins around and around the circular perimeter, the circles getting smaller as the coin moves toward the center until finally it whips madly about in its last laps before descending down the dark hole at the bottom.
|with her Uncle enjoying a pre-yellow brick road tater tot|
Feeling a bit like I am more than half way down, the circuits getting smaller and faster ... although I am attempting to counter this speeding up effect through traditional means ... Live as if you had more time and you will (Karen Maezen Miller)
In the magical realms, does time matter?
So the Husband worries that we (by which he means me) might be leading Cowgirl astray with all the support and encouragement around fairies and dragons and house gnomes. He worries other kids will begin to make fun of her ... that she will be angry with us for misleading her ... that she will be disappointed to learn the truth ...
I sit there listening to his misguided worries ... yes, hesitant to voice what I know to be the truth:
That there is a realm we cannot measure, see, chart, dissect but nonetheless many know - in that manner of knowing that cannot be articulated - it exists ... it makes its presence known ...
Can you imagine how cuffed I was for our girl to take her "Show Me" Dad on a nature hike only to discover this:
and 13 other fairy homes in what appears to be a thriving fae community well-established in nearby park.
To believe ... or not believe ... it is an individual choice. Many will not and we believers must be prepared to withstand the barbs, the accusations, the doubts lobbed at us. Many do not want to believe ... it takes a fair amount of strength and trust within oneself to do so.
Sometimes those doubts will upset our footing, making us stumble and question ourselves.
Thankfully, there is support.
|fairy slipper orchid essence ... my new fav exilir created by this Fae advocate|
There are practices that help us align with the magic. Just step outside. Sit awhile with nothing to do. Close your eyes and open up your other senses, particularly that sensitive organ of the heart. You have to wait awhile, allowing space and time for the magic to come to you.
Thankfully, I am surrounded by believers. In fact, as one sister-in-wings has noted All my friends are magic keepers. They have to be.
Grab the hand of a friend ... it helps to have another witness the magic with you. It makes the journey that much more enjoyable, more magic-filled. Now, follow the magic ... yes, follow the yellow brick road ...
xo to our sisters in the North ... you know who you are ...