Saturday, November 16, 2013

Keep it Simple

 
 
The Spirit of Christmas is a slippery thing.
I sometimes look for it in the shopping and baking and wrapping
but it is not there. I listen for it in the tolling of the Church bells, announcing the Birth of the Savior, in the voices raised in Caroling.
Please let me find it. Please let me feel it.
I have had recent conversation with this Fey, who has a watch vial of red glitter in a pouch on her personage.
"Is that Magic Glitter?" I asked her.
She shrugged her shoulders.
I wanted to shake her into confirmation, to make her speak, to tell me that "YES!" This will bring that sensation of feathers around your heart. The sweet Magic of Christmas." But she wouldn't talk.
Later that Night I had a dream.
I was dressed as a Fey, and I could Fly.
My Body was filled with Light and Energy.
My Spirit was buoyant, and I had a wand.
I could see my own Heart, broken from the loss of our Beloved Dog, Albert.
The Magic Fey Flitted about me, mosquito like, darting about.
"Simple," she kept saying the word "Simple."
So this year I will find Magic in what is Simple. Not in spending Tons of money, baking until I drop, or decorating like a department store. Pushing until I have no vision for magic or spirit or anything short of a Lightening bolt to electrify my tired and Broken heart.
That is what the Magic fey is about. Simple really.
Just Magic in the Simple.
The Magic fey is made of muslin and has been coffee dyed baked and painted. She has cloth covered wire arms and legs that have been painted and glittered.
She does have a watch vial of glitter in a pouch hanging at her side, but let it be a reminder to just keep it Simple.
Take care of yourself.
Peace out.

12 comments:

Penny said...

You are wonderful. I suspect you don't need any glitter because Christmas and its spirit is inside you all year long.

lifeatcoralcottage.com said...

Lovely and magical, the poem and your creation. I think you must have heard what I have been feeling in my heart but couldn't put into words. I'm so sorry for your loss, I know how hard it is to lose a furry baby.
Wishing you much glittery happiness.

Dorthe said...

This is a beautiful in heart and soul, and very vice fey, my dearest Robin,
She understand the true joy of christmas, and that celebrating that,is not about a tree totally gone in glitter and things, cakes in enourmous amounts, or expensive gifts, --but the piece in heart and little happy moments for us to enjoy.
I know it will feel empty without your Albert, but I hope for a little glittery happiness for you,dear friend. This fey can surely make my heart glittery !!
Love from Dorthe

Createology said...

Oh my dear...you and your beautiful Fey have captured the true essence and meaning of the Spirit of Christmas. Thank you for so beautifully expressing this. Magic and Simple shall be my pursuit. Creative Bliss...

Kris said...

Your posts always lighten my heart.

DollZandThingZ said...

I so agree with you...on every level. A lovely post at just the right time!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

A very wise and beautiful Fey, her words are so true and .. simple. {{Hugs}} and healing light for your broken heart on the loss of sweet Albert Robin. Deb

Debra said...

Dear One~

May you remember all that was good and sweet and simple about Albert, and think of him roaming a field in heaven-all healthy and happy.
love you.
Bean

By Way of Salem said...

My dear friend, it's been awhile hasn't it? The last time I might've written was after my own grief, misery and slump that I was in..it took me a few years to emerge, but I'm "out" now. Now I can read your stories with fresh eyes and see past the end of my nose and understand. You're so gifted and sensitive and have such a talent to touch one's soul. It's amazing....forever your friend and fellow artist, Jeannine

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Beautiful and magical post... Love the beautiful dolls you create. Dolls not being the right word actually, because they all seem to have a soul. I'm sorry to hear about your loss, take care. Hugs, Wendy

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Sorry to hear of your loss Robin (I missed this post in November) I know it hurts. ~*~Lisa

Lace Age Girl said...

I stumbled onto this post by accident... Thanks for this magical Christmas story. I hope your heart is mending over Albert.
Hugs,
Jesse