I never did get a chance to finish my tale of ...
..... the party of 14 October, did I?
Well, let me just mention the guest list and how on earth they got everyone together and kept it from me. Okay, tried to keep it from me. And I think I shall be afraid to see my next phone bill for sure!
The party was a hard secret to keep. For I am a snoop. I had began to suspect something was being planned, but when the right arm of the Faerie Queen herself blew in on a wish ... I knew.
Early to arrive was Miss Sandy who scooted in with pumpkin latte in hand, arms laden with bursting packages & a look on her face that read relief to have landed. She was running a bit late (time seems to hide from her) saying truly she had meant only to stop for a moment when a flea market was spotted on her route to my cottage. Unable to contain herself as she found tables of antique lace & tiny glass doll buttons --all so perfect to bring for the tiny wings that the tiniest faeries would soon be needing for winter, she quickly misplaced a bit of time. Once having arrived Miss Sandy busied herself with the unpacking of ribbons, snips & bits of lace which were being tied into the trees near the glade below the garden. She wished for the little ones to find her gifts when they first opened their eyes that morning.
I knew she was there trying to distract me from what the rest were up to. And it almost worked. But not really ... I knew.
And so my weekend began with a flutter of wonder and only grew bigger & better every moment from then onward.
The guest list was long ...
Sir Loved-a-Lot came, and Patsyette. Secondhand Rose with her many dogs, & soon behind was Old Dear carrying her travel bags & Comfort was helping pickup what fell. William of course brought Ponyboy clutching Forgottenit --who was smiling.
Perfekt arrived exactly on time, and Prunella Picklewhitt (who brought her puppy dog Bluff) had along with her a new baby sister Prudence, desperately trying to keep up. I saw that Charity was escorted by Religion, who brought Hope & Faith in his pockets.
Margaret May squealed with delight as the skies brought Lavendar's Blue & Miss Dew with a kitten in each arm ... In a shower of glitter from newly spruced gossamer delighting all the youngsters below that caught it on their fur with joyful somersaults, yelps & the waving of paws.
Aunt Arbutus came with the twins who had the micelings, Tidbit & Crumb in tow ... Tagging along with them was tiny Alan Berkley delightfully leaving behind the scent of almond oil. Edward duckling arrived wearing his red wellies with a sigh of "just in case" and always near was Bebe, his best bunny friend carrying on about this and that (although only the Jumeau dolls could understand him) we had a time with translation -- except for when offered more carrot cubcakes we all knew what Oui! Oui! meant & quickly filled his plate to heaping ...
Katydidit arrived late & immediately proceeded to chase Karma while her brother, Matthias Obegood, ran after & tumbled with Chaos ... and Perchance danced with Napoleon.
The guest list goes on into the night as did the party. And to my great delight, like Miss Dew Drop, most all came wearing their wings. Just for me.
It was simply grand.
And ... There you have it. I know I must have missed half of the guest list, but I'm sure they will understand. For at least now, you have been introduced to some of the cast of characters that surround me. They are forever in my life and stories. I'm sure they will speakup individually in their own time, each tell you their stories & of how they found me. They are such fun, I hope you will enjoy meeting them.
They certainly know how to live in the moment that's for sure!
Oh my! Such a thought I just had ... It is almost time for the feast of Thanksgiving harvest. Then the Festival of Winter Lights ... and ... Oh! Time is running by quickly. I must prepare.
More parties to be planned!
Have a wonderful weekend! What will you be doing?
Me? I am going out into the garden to play hide & seek with the faeries.
=^..^= love, zU