Saturday, 19 December 2009
A Christmas Charm.
The ongoing shy, sweet, innocent romance between the beautiful fairy princess and the garden gnome, continues to grow in wondrous splendour. This unfolding, gentle attraction is a tale of hope and inspiration. For these 'wee folks' live in a world where kindness is embraced, rather than treated with suspicion. Indeed, they live in a world where differences are celebrated and passing judgement is an alien concept. There is no stigma. The wee folks, all different, all equal.
It all began on that glorious early summer's day. Strolling around the garden, looking at the flowers, listening to the gentle breeze play tunes upon the wind chimes; gave me a sense of peace and contentment. Then I cast my eyes upon the low blossoms of some awakening flowers. There they were. The beautiful fairy princess and the garden gnome. 'Behold', I thought, 'do my eyes deceive?' I smiled, as I realised, that before me, was the early stages of a budding romance.
Over the last few months, I've had fleeting glimpses of these magical, mystical creatures. The wee folks, seeking comfort from a rather cold early August day, had visited my home, navigating a way through my letter box, courtesy of a tiny string ladder. I remember peeking into my kitchen and seeing them have a marvellous time. I did not mind. For to know that they were happy, and they were warm, filled my heart with glowing thoughts of joy.
It was a while before I saw them again. The beautiful fairy princess and the garden gnome played and giggled amongst the resplendent autumn leaves. They knew I was watching but they didn't seem to mind. The nights got longer and the weather became colder. I wondered if I would have another moment to experience the magic of the wee folks.
I went into my living room. Upon the window ledge, standing on each side of a tiny Christmas tree, were the beautiful fairy princess and the garden gnome. They looked so happy, so content, so thrilled at the sight of the twinkling lights. I knew that this would be a special Christmas, a magical Christmas, an enchanting Christmas. I could see by the way they gazed dreamily into each others eyes, that he was charming and she was charmed. A Christmas charm.
Like I know the wee folks will have; may you have a peaceful, positive Christmas.