Thursday, July 18, 2013

A tea party

Late last evening we were welcomed by some very unexpected and strange weather... rain so heavy as I'd never seem in this valley in all the many years we've lived here... along with the rain, widespread strong winds slashed through the garden... in the distance, a sailboat ripped from its anchor offshore and headed toward land.


Well, I'm somewhat dreaming. I don't live anywhere close to the ocean, but we did had some heavy rain and wind last evening. Then, this morning... a glorious sun rose up like some enchanting bird; spread out its wing, and shrouded the land in golden magic... I am captivated by it all.  There is this feeling about the garden that you can't expect anyone to understand, or share with you... a magical secret feeling.


It's inevitable... it always happens.  Magic awakes.  You hear whispers in the air, the small laugh of mystical creatures, little feet scurrying around. And if you are patient enough to wait by the magic mirror, you might even get a glimpse of all sorts of enchanted creatures coming from a magical place deep in the woods, or, on their way there... for what lives beyond the magical mirror is... well, it is just the most wondrous place you can ever imagine...


So I waited... and waited... 
And finally...
Oh look, over there under the Blue Spruce!
Can you see it? 
At the bend of the garden where the tall Shasta daisies grow...


I know.  Not everyone can see these things; or want to see it.  You see, you have to have eyes in your brain to see.  They're call "imagination"...


Ah yes, someone is having a tea party... I see a table had been set up on the lush soft grass... Quietly, I walked to it... the scurrying and little laughs intensify. The garden fairies?


It must be! 

A teapot, cups and saucers and a cake too! A fairy tea party indeed!



I wonder who's been invited.  A proper fairy tea party needs guests, you know! Perhaps you've been invited? Have I? I'm sure I was, but my magical watch indicates that it may be too late now!  Oh I hope not!


Look, is that an invitation there? For me?

Let's see!

Indeed, the garden fairies are throwing a little tea party in my very own magical garden... in my honor.  A tea party just to let me know how much they'll miss seeing me about and around my magical garden...


I guess the garden fairies have found out I'm moving.  Hope they'd like the new owners; whomever they may be... hope they're nice, caring people who care for the environment and know how to appreciate the wonders of Nature and the natural world.
Peekaboo! Tea for me and tea for you!


We'll make a toast for happiness and hope and trust and faith and many more days spent in green lush grass under a magical blue sky.


1 cup of friendship, 5 spoons of hope, 2 spoons of tenderness, all the faith you can muster, barrels of laughter and an unlimited amount of spirit and understanding...


Birds and butterflies flutter by,
tall Shasta daisies and garden Phlox beckon them.
We watch.
We pray and give thanks
Forgive and forget too...



Take with me every memory... every joy sown here; every moment spent in reverie; in the presence of angels, when alone, with family, with friends...


And continue to dream... dreams higher than the stars



And make some of those dreams come true too!


Forget those who'd wrong you in the past, and keep the flame of love and kindness alive within you... remember, you can never reminisce when you forget it all.



Keep your faith alive. Understand that the 'real' good life requires faith and to believe in your Creator, and vision, hard work and determination from you... 


And remember that to accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.


Believe in yourself... have faith in your abilities. Be happy. Be you!


Promise you won't forget me?  Oh I hope you wont. 

Thank you, and you and you for just being YOU, my kindred spirit....