Last year at this time we had a house full of guests, among them an elementary-school aged girl. Helping in the kitchen—apron clad—she was fascinated with our faerie whisk. Busy with the tasks at hand, “Are there really such things as faeries?” she asked in wide-eyed fascination.
Carefully sprinkling colored sugar and a wee bit of pixie dust on the cookie tops, I smiled at her thinking, “Who am I to deny their existence, especially at this magical time of year?”
Rather than the Americanized spelling fairy, I prefer the Gaelic spelling faerie, meaning from the realm of fae—those who know. And yes, there’s a difference between faeries, sprites, and pixies:
- Faeries are woodland dwellers.
- Sprites live near water.
- Pixies—highly mischievous!—oversee moorlands, underground dwellings, and stone circles.
What do you find magical this holiday season?
Wishing you health, peace, and joy!
“Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.”
— Laurie Buchanan
This post was previously published on Tuesdays with Laurie and is republished here with permission from the author.
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Photo credit: Laurie Buchanan