FAIRIES learn to dance before they learn to
Fairies learn to sing before they learn to
Fairies learn their counting from the cuckoo’s
They do not learn Geography at all.
Fairies go a-riding with witches on their
And steal away the rainbows to brighten up
their rooms ;
Fairies like a sky-dance better than a
They have a birthday once a week at
Fairies think the rain as pretty as the sun ;
Fairies think that trespass-boards are only
made for fun ;
Fairies think that peppermint’s the nicest
thing they know ;
I always take a packet when I go.
" Do you believe in Faeries?"
The great diving phrase. By giving an answer, you reveal to the world your sanity or madness. Is belief in faeries rational or irrational? Lady Cottington’s Pressed Fairy books are about the metaphysics of faerie belief, leading you to a place where the rational mind meets the irrational heart, and belief becomes possible. Does it matter if you believe in faeries? Well, I can only answer that the world feels like a much better place when you do. It becomes a place of imbued with a glorious sense of enchantment and connection. I think J.M Barrie would agree. His audiences at his play Peter Pan certainly Did, when enthusiastically clapping their belief to save the life of Tinker Bell. Barrie says to not to believe is death to the faeries. This implies that we and Faerie are inextricably linked and we have a responsibility to each other."
The pixies dance to keep the world turning, they must. They could be miserable for their task, but they choose to find joy in their work.