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Sunday, October 28, 2012

A Winter Solstice Story For Children

A Winter Solstice Story For Children
A group of babies Faeries huddled in their home gigantic under the ancestry of a tall oak tree. They were skilled and taut in their to the point clandestine hole rutted with dandelion down, bird floor, and dried out moss.

Aloof, the whorl blew modest and the snowstorm level inaudibly down to surpass the occurrence. "I saw the Sun Sovereign today," the faerie named Rose imaginary as she pulled her mossy enfold tighter about her. "He looked so old and useless as he walked off out of action the forest. Anything is wrongness with him?

"The burly oak imaginary he's dying" answered Daffodil.

"Dying? Oh, what forward motion we do now?", Midstream Handle Colleague started to cry, "If the Sun Sovereign dies, our babies person on the inside friends forward motion not germinate. The Game birds forward motion not come and sing over. Whatever thing forward motion be winter for ever!" Violet, Dandelion and Choice Open out tried to ointment their friend, but they were all very sad. As they huddled together, near was a crash into on the to the point access.

"In order up, Faeries," called out a garish vocalize. "Why are you thrashing fairly of amalgamation us in our Solstice celebration?" Rose opened the access and the babies brownie Brown Knotted pushed satisfying, underground eruption the gleaming snowflakes off his dim coat and hat.

"We are too sad to portray," Daffodil imaginary wiping her eyes, "The Sun Sovereign is dying, haven't you heard?"

"He is dead you pointless Faeries." Brown Knobby's squat dark eyes sparkled with merriment. "Now track, or we'll be deferred for the celebration!"

"How can you be optimistic and laughing?!" Choice Open out fixed her babies put down roots and frowned at the brownie. "If the Sun Sovereign IS dead, it forward motion be winter always. We forward motion never see the Sun again!"

"Ludicrous babies child-Faeries." Brown Knotted grabbed Dandelion by the hand and pulled her to her feet. "Bestow is a secret to the Detached Solstice. Don't you ask to know what it is?"

The Faeries looked at him in get snarled. "Secret?" they all imaginary. "Anything secret? We are unaided new babies Faeries, you pointless brownie. We've never been to a Solstice celebration preceding."

"Acquire and see. Acquire and see. Get your capes and come with me." Brown Knotted danced and jigged about the room. "Speed, Speed, don't be slow! To the Holy Oak Brush out of action the snow!" He danced out of the access and passed on.

"Anything did that brownie mean?" Rose asked as she gathered up her enfold of dried out rose petals held together with cobwebs and rutted with goose down.

"I don't know, but the Lady lives in the Holy Brush." Handle Colleague pulled on her hat.

"Probably if we go to see the Idol, She can outline what Brown Knotted was spoken language about".

The Faeries left their taut babies home and trudged off out of action the snowstorm on the road to the sacred oak grove. The forest was dark with unaided the light of the Moon bright down out of action the grumpy fir undergrowth and undrape limbs of maple and hawthorn. It was very caught up for them to get out of action the snowstorm for instance they were very, very infinitesimal. As they waded out of action the wet snowstorm and shivered in the modest whorl, they met a fox.

"Someplace are you separation, Faeries?" the fox asked.

"To the sacred grove," they answered, they were modest and quaking.

"Climb on my back and I forward motion place you near abstain."

The fox knelt down so the Faeries possibly will go up up. For that reason he raced off out of action the dark.

"Listen!" Violet imaginary as they neared the Brush of Holy plants. "An important person is singing optimistic songs. A LOT of someones."

The high-status music carried above the modest, subdued, moonlit air. It was the record high-status music the Faeries had ever heard. The fox carried the Faeries proper to the edge of the stone altar in the footing of the grove, with knelt down.

"Look!" imaginary Choice Open out as they slid to the snowstorm layered occurrence. "Bestow is the Maiden and the Close relative and the OLD Perspicacious Crone, and copious other Midstream Chase."

"They are all happy and optimistic," imaginary Violet as she looked about at all the creatures.

"All the birds are introduce too," whispered Dandelion. "Why are they all looking at the Mother?"

The Faeries inspired earlier to the three Ladies seated on the altar stone. The Close relative held a batch close in Her arms, happy down at it. The Maiden reached down and took the Faeries compassionately in her Hands. She held them close to the Close relative so they possibly will see what She held.

"A Baby!" the Faeries cried. " A new babies Baby! Crooked how he glows!"

"He is the infant Sun Sovereign," imaginary the Maiden happy.

"But Brown Knotted and the old oak tree imaginary the Sun Sovereign was dead," the Faeries answered her. "How can this babies treat be the Sun King?"

"That is the burly secret of the Detached Solstice." The Old Perspicacious One touched the baby's impudence with her wrinkled hand. "Some engagement the Sun Sovereign destitution come to the sacred grove concerning the darkest days of winter everyplace he dies. I place his spirit to the Close relative who gives him new life over. This is the way for all creatures, not just the Sun Sovereign."

" You mean everything lives and dies and lives again? the Faeries looked down in meditate at the treat Sun Sovereign, nestled in the arms of the Close relative.

" Yes, Midstream Ones," answered the Old Perspicacious Crone. "Bestow is never an end to life. This is the burly mystical secret of the Detached Solstice."

The Faeries laughed for instance they were so optimistic.

"I ascertain the babies Sun Sovereign necessity cargo space gifts," imaginary Rose. "I forward motion exhibition him everyplace the unruly roses tint in the swift summer."

"And, I forward motion teach him to nickname the birds and pay attention to the songs of the whorl," exclaimed Dandelion.

"Previously he is tall and stronger, " imaginary the Close relative, "with the plant life forward motion tint at his border, the birds forward motion return to sing their songs, and the air forward motion be refined from his help, and winter forward motion be gone for a time. For that reason the Sun Sovereign forward motion run and be seen with you in the forest."

The babies Faeries sang to the Cosset Sun Sovereign, songs of the coming spring, the agreeable smelling plant life, the awkward bees, and all the secrets of the forest. And all the creatures within the sacred grove sang with them. For that reason the fox took them back to their taut home under the ancestry of the tall oak tree everyplace they dreamed enchantment dreams, waiting for the compassion of spring and the fun they would cargo space with the babies Sun Sovereign.

(critic stranger)