Thursday, June 23, 2011

Summer Solstice and Fairy Day Party

One of my favorite past-times ever is reading long-forgotten stories from the past, in old-forgotten books from the past.

It’s like magic to me—those ancient stories and ancient books are. They have the power to transport me far beyond horizons of blue, and far beyond rain and sunshine and time accumulated under white tumbling clouds...

It's like stepping into a fairytale sometimes, or out of a fairytale, and then realize that you are that princess of the story, or the heroine, or the orphaned child who was chosen by a powerful King to replace his vacillating and adamant queen.

One particular book is especially magical to me. It’s an old ancient book; as old as the world it is, and it has the ability to transport me to another world, or another realm if you may... Usually just flipping through the pages would do the trick.

Sometimes, the spell this book puts on me is so strong that I’d have to grab the grass before my body floats up...

... and there are times when just holding it would do the magic, and I would let myself soar away on the wings of enchantment, like atop a magic carpet, drifting away into the sky... pass the trees and pass the houses below me and pass the white clouds and the wind...

Where to this magical book would take me this time, I don’t know. I can only wonder and hope it would bring me back to the house in the roses in a flash... you see, I have a delivery to make—my end-of-the-month shipment of pansy-petal cakes, sunflower rice puddings and jellies and chive-blossom vinegars to the farmers’ market and to the gourmet grocery store, and can't be late!

I simply don’t have any time to waste in bagatelles such as these! And who does! But can I tell you a little secret? The June solstice is here, and anything is permissible! Magic swirls in the air, butterflies and summer sun circle round us; we are one. And did you know that tomorrow is Fairy Day? It is a time to celebrate nature and our environment, and just shamelessly BE a fairy and ride in magic carpets!

Oh, and just in case you do have some spare time and care to read where my magical book is taking me this time (Ah yes, I think I have an idea where is sending me), you’re welcome to click HERE... but be warned, this is an addictive place and once you have fallen under its spell you will never want to be parted from it!

In linking this post, and the ‘other’ on the other side of my world to Jorgelina's Fairy Day party

Happy Fairy Day, my sweet dear fairies!

31 comments:

  1. Hola Cielo, siempre es bueno un poco de magia te hace ver las cosas distinto, felicitaciones por tu nuevo blog, tan poético y artístico como siempre!

    Besos
    Charo

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  2. Feliz día y feliz fiesta, no te olvides pedir un deseo.Besos.Olga.

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  3. old books old stories with the fantastic romantic old pictures. I wish I had not left mine at my mothers house and off they went who knows where.

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  4. Come on over to Not-Quite-Perfect, http://not-quite-perfect.blogspot.com/2011/06/bonfires-on-night-of-saint-john.html

    I had all my blog friends in my heart last night.

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  5. I love stoppin by your place to dream.

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  6. Enjoy your Summer and your ride on your magic carpet!
    Feliz fiesta de las hadas Cielo!

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  7. que bello post!!
    felíz día de las hadas
    estamos todas muy inspiradas por esta linda fiesta!
    cariños
    c@

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  8. Heisann!
    Lovely, happy Fairy Day from bjorgnina ;:OD)

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  9. Ola Cielo feliz dia de adas te bes muy bien te deceo muchas suerte y carinos lleno de bendiciones amiga cuidece mucho
    bendiciones
    XOX
    Isora

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  10. Your blog is simply beautiful...and roses are my absolute favorite. Happy Fairy Day!

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  11. Thanks to the feast of the fairies found your blog, a nice place to dream and get lost.Hugs for you.

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  12. PERO QUE HERMOZA HADA ESTA ALLI PARECES QUE ESTAS FLOTANDO ,LA HADA ES COMO SI UVIERA SALIDO DE UN LIBRO,LOS COLORES QUE HAS ESCOJIDO,BLANCOS ME LLENAN EL CORAZON DE ALEGRIA,TE VES DIVINA TU ESPOSO SE ENAMORARA DE TI OTRA VEZ,Y ESE LIBRO QUE TIENES EN TUS MANOZ COMO SE LLAMA AYER FUI EN BUSCA DE LIBROS ANTIGUOS PERO NO TUBE SUERTE OTRO DIA SERA.WOWWWW LO QUE VAS A PREPARAR YELLIES Y RICOS PLATILLOS DE VERANOS QUIENES SE IRAN A DELECTAR CON ESO TAN MARAVILLOSO YA ME IMAJINO.SIGE DISFRUTANDO TODO LO QUE PUEDAS AMIGA EL SENOR SOL TE SALUDA.TODO TA BELLO QUISIERA SER FAIRIE Y VOLAR ASIA LA CASA DE LAS ROSAS....UN GRAN HABRAZO..HADA DE LAS ROSAS

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  13. Maravillosa entrada,siempre nos sorprendes con imagenes magicas.
    Thank you for looking at the world through the eyes of children.
    Hugs

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  14. I love the post! You are indeed the Queen Fairie... Hugs..

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  15. Una entrada preciosa , y fotos magníficas, te felicito un saludo
    azulado de Begoña

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  16. FELIZ DIA DAS FADAS!!!

    Muita luz e Paz!
    Lisa
    http://liscrapaper.blogspot.com

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  17. My friend Remington told me it was Fairy Day and I want to wish you a very happy day. My fairies are hiding in the garden this afternoon as the air is a wee bit too warm. It makes us all want to nap. ♥♫

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  18. Hi Cielo :) :)

    I love fantasties and books that let you travel to magical places :) :) I'm curious about the book you're reading in that first photo :) :)Have a great weekend. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :) :) :)

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  19. Hello Cielo
    Just LOVELY :)
    You have a good fantasy :)
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  20. Beautiful images for fairy day - have a magical time ^_^

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  21. What a wonderful post and what a beautiful blog! I'm so glad for Jorgelina's gathering because it led me here :)

    Hope you're having a lovely fairy day and are enjoying the party!

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  22. happy fairy day for you too!!
    xoxo

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  23. Hola, ando repartiendo "polvo de Hadas" y pasé a saludarte. Muy lindo post.
    Feliz día de las Hadas

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  24. What a truly magical post...yours is a world where I love to visit often, and I thank you for stopping by my little corner as well...you are delightful x

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  25. realmente el hada más hermosa de tu jardín eres tú, estás preciosa!!!
    el lunes cuando hagas el post agrego un link en el mío hacia tu blog.
    cariños

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  26. What a beautiful blog you have here-I love fairy tales and always have. Thank you for taking a minute to stop by my little blog. Wishing you a Magical Summer!

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  27. HI FAIRIE ROSE THANK YO SO MUCH FOR GIVING THE MAGIC TO MY BLOG,I LOVE IT YOU ARE MAGICAL WITH OUT YOU I WOULD NOT BEEN ABLE TO DO IT ,I M SO HAPPY I ASK MY FAVORITE FROSE FAIRIE FOR HER TOUCH WITH MY POST TO JORGELINAS PARTY SHE IS A BEAUTIFUL FAIRIE HER SELF.THANK YOU FOR ADDING YOUR MAGIC DUST TO MY BLOG,I AM SO GRATEFULL .I WILL USE MY FAIRIE POWER TO VISIT YOUR FOREST...I A BIG PARTY ALL THE FAIRIES ARE THERE...

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  28. Absolutely charming! Love that there's a day to celebrate Fairies! Perfectly enchanting post,
    Kathy

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  29. Very pretty and sweet you fairy day!!
    Un abrazo de hada

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