Nearly freezing to death & loving every minute of it I am! Wrapped with woolen scarves & long handknit sweaters to my knees. Uggs. (don't you love those boots?) With mitten clad hands clutching hot tea from a thermos and jumping from one foot to the other to stay warm. Still I want it all to last forever, & hurry up and happen all at the same time.
Tomorrow is the first day of December. It marks the beginning of largesse happenings here. Here inside the cottage that is ... (The studio has long been buzzing with what is about to happen.) Although I have been planning, dreaming, & playing at ideas ... Now the fun truly begins.
Boxes have been pulled from their hiding places & opened to reveal tucked away treasures. Giggles ensue around as tissue paper flys in the glow of firelight as each item is unwrapped & held up for all to see ... all to Ooooo & Ahhhh over ... each allowed to touch.
Soon the smallest are helped to reach the perfect spot on the tree that will hold the glittering treasure in their hand. Every once in a while we stand back to admire our work as we go along ... And I often find myself watching the little ones, forgetting that I was looking for a spot to hang the ornament I hold. My mind wanders. Who was here last year, who is new? And who will move on to a new home come winters eve? I have such a soft spot for each little one. It is always hard to see them go.
So begins the ready of the cottage.
It is marked on the calendar ...
Someone special will be here soon.
Inside & out ... Studio, garden and cottage ... All are awaiting this event with wide open eyes.
It is the time of the season when real magic happens.
You are all invited.
Some already know the story. The way in which hope & wishes come true. Are you one of those that knows? Perhaps this is the year that your biggest desire will be given to you. Did you write your letter? It is not too late. Squeeze your eyes tight ... think of only of what will make you warm inside down to your toes ... and silently ask. Ask for what is deep inside your heart. The most important thing of all. The faeries will find your wish and deliver it to where it belongs.
If it is what your heart truly needs ... your wish will come true.
It is after all ... the season of Wonder.
1 december 2006
Perhaps you will stop in for a visit?
Find a comfy spot lit by candlelight ...
Help yourself to a cup of comfort & joy. Have a cookie or three.
Make yourself at home.
I'll be there with bells on.