Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A tale of little creatures

One of the most exciting things ever about autumn (at least for me), is the return of the little creatures! Ah yes, one by one you’d see them come—out of this impenetrable wood I call “my garden” they would come… marching, singing, fluttering around!
 
Sometimes, I even forget they're there, or that the garden had been their home for years...

Some of them are cute and tiny...
Some are big and imposing, and there are even some which most be not confused with the rest of them creatures...

Even so, they all come out the same, dancing, singing, strutting along with the rest…
 
Surprise always fills my eyes when the October moon grows orange and swollen, and all God's creatures small and great come out at the first kiss of autumn, just to amuse me...
You see, as the garden nurtures and grows greener through spring and summer, the underbrush and shrubbery start to grow thicker and thicker... Gnarled, tangled vegetation finally settles in, and the garden becomes this unfathomable world where anything can disappear, and anything can grow and anything can happen... until finally, the garden starts to thin out with autumn, and you can finally see; really see, what's going on there....
 
And so, it happened the other day... as I was walking through the garden welcoming the little creatures back to their soon to be winter “Wonderland”, I felt something hard under my pretty pink shoes...

“Ay ayayaiii!”—I heard someone scream! As if in pain! No no it wasn’t me! I was perfectly fine. But when I looked down, I saw something, (or someone?) trying to come out of the ground under my feet. I could not believe my eyes! “Pardon, Miss”—said that ‘something’. “Could you please move your feet off my head?”
 
Ay Dios mío, oh gracious goodness me!! I’m so sorry!”—I said, and went down to my knees to see who I was talking to... The little creature shook the dirt off his head with a swift movement, and the sooner I saw his sweet big brown eyes I was madly in love with him! 
 
Oh he was the cutest little bunny ever! The cutest I’d ever seen! And he was in perfect condition too! I looked down at him in amazement and realized he was a small stone creature... real stone! I carefully turned him around and, what do you know... a message! Yes yes, there was a note on his belly or under him, written by his mommy! It read: “My name is ‘Cookie’. When I was a wee little bunny, my mommy put me in my baby brother’s crib to keep me from having bad dreams. It worked! My mommy is Atlanta Artist Telle M. Stein. I’m an original creation, handcast and hand finished, and I can either be kept inside your home or outside in your garden. Thank you for loving me!"

In the garden—precisely the place where he’d been ever since I adopted him from our local “thrift store adoption center” for only $1.75, just a few days ago! My heart is full of joy, I am a little girl singing and dancing under the Hunter's Moon with all my little creatures around! That's how happy I am and so thankful I can be his new mommy now!
 
You can read more of this artist, Telle, and her awesome work here.
 
Good night everyone! Sweet dreams!