Photo by Elizabeth Halt
Photo by Elizabeth Halt

if you believe in fairies, clap your hands

February 25, 2014

elizabethhalt.com | if you believe in fairies, clap your hands

“Where round the bed, whence Achelous springs, That wat’ry Fairies dance in mazy rings.”

~ Homer, Iliad

elizabethhalt.com | if you believe in fairies, clap your hands

“The wall is silence, the grass is sleep,
Tall trees of peace their vigil keep,
And the Fairy of Dreams with moth-wings furled.
Plays soft on her flute to the drowsy world.”

~ Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

elizabethhalt.com | if you believe in fairies, clap your hands

“Like legend and myth, magic fades when it is unused — hence all the old tales of elfin kingdoms moving further and further away from our world, or that magical beings require our faith, our belief in their existence, to survive. That is a lie. All they require is our recognition.”

~ Charles de Lint

5 comments... (add a comment)

  1. i love that . . .
    “all they require is our recognition.”
    fairy rings are the proof.
    i love them.
    xo
    and these pictures.
    it’s 18 degrees here right now. no snow though. we’re in a deep drought again.
    these pictures are spring! thank you dear e!

  2. I recognize the fairies in your pictures.

  3. elizabeth

    Tammy: *closes eyes and wishes that some of our snow loses its way and finds itself down south in the form of rain*

    Jerry: Yay!

  4. Can you hear me clapping?

    I believe. I believe.

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