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surprises.

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I spent some time this morning 

creating the beginnings of a fairy village

in the front garden

of a friend’s little girl

who liked to come and visit my garden

when she got home

she discovered the surprise

saw the fairies had moved in

right in her very own front yard

and gave it her full endorsement

 

“the whole point of life was you couldn’t ever be sure what would happen next.

sometimes what happened was good, sometimes not,

but there were always surprises.” 

― veronica henry, author

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wherever there are children.

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how lucky that a local fairy

stopped by our classroom

to visit our fairy house

she must have heard….

“it is frightfully difficult to know much about the fairies,

and almost the only thing for certain

is that there are fairies wherever there are children.” 

-j.m. barrie – peter pan in kensington gardens

gather here.

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when grandie v and i

have finished building our indoor winter fairy village

 with jewels and feathers and sparkles, a flower vine swing, love tape, and puff ball beds

it is very important to write about it and invite them to move in tonight. 


“when I sound the fairy call, gather here in silent meeting,

chin to knee on the orchard wall, cooled with dew and cherries eating.

merry, merry, take a cherry, mine are sounder, mine are rounder,

mine are sweeter for the eater, when the dews fall, and you’ll be fairies all.”

 -emily dickinson

nothing can be truer than fairy wisdom. it is as true as sunbeams. – douglas william jerrold

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we made a fancy house 

with

windows open wide

thinned the field

planted beautiful flowers

collected favorite things

painted magic rocks

decorated sticks

sprinkled 

treasures and sparkles

opened up a pumpkin patch

made the beds

welcomed

the curious bees 

and 

friendly butterflies

laid out a table

and invited them in. 

the fairies 

must have been watching

for they

moved into

their new little village

in the circle

right on our playground

and

we hope they’re here to stay. 

if a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder without any such gift from the fairies, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.
-rachel carson