Monday, September 20, 2010
The Story of Givanni Thistledown
Once upon a Time
there lived a Faerie Child who was born with No Wings.
Destiny seemed to offer her no treetop Flights
nor soaring with the birds in the Clouds
She was Givanni of the Shoemaker Clan,
nd the Forest Folk did not quite know what to think of her.
One lonely day, she left to live forever
with the Creatures of the Ground...
the field Mice who gathered the Seeds of Posterity
from Flowers and Thistles
in the Hidden Gardens very very Far Away.
The humble Mice welcomed the faerie child and made a
Crown of Devotion for her.
Which she often used as a basket to help gather the
Thistle Seed for their Winter Stores.
From her own Devotion,
she crafted a pair of polka dot Mouse Ears to wear.
The field Mice were quite Honored
and Loved her all the more.
However, Destiny also proved to love Givanni.
It happened that at the end of a particularly Long Summer,
the Forest had not yet Bloomed.
Brother Sun had tarried elsewhere
and the delicate Flower Sprouts were languishing
from the lack of his life giving rays.
But, in late August, his face finally smiled upon
he deep Woodland Gardens and Joyful Blossoms sprang forth.
Their soothing fragrance filled every corner of the Forest Realm.
The Sun's arrival was heartily welcomed by the Forest Folk.
An order was sent to the Elven Cobbler Gavier
to immediately build a pair of Slippers
from the rarest, most beautiful Blossoms
before they faded.
The Elven King would present these Slippers to his Queen
before all the Forest inhabitants.
The Cobbler was no Gardener,
nor was his assistant Fairy Everllie.
They were at a loss
to find and prepare the perfect Flowers in such quick order.
Everllie enlisted the advice of the supplyroom Mice.
Who then relayed the urgent request to their Kin far and wide.
The news finally reached the farthest corners of the Forest and was told to the child Givanni.
Givanni indeed knew where to gather the most beautful Flowers.
But without a Winged Flight,
the Blooms would surely not survive the long Journey.
It was her Mice who finally figured a solution.
They gathered their Thistledown
and tied it all into a very large bundle.
Givanni gingerly climbed up onto the fluffy Cloud ..
Then the Mice sang for Charity Wind
to blow a Faithful Breeze to carry their beloved faerie
all the way to the Cobbler's Forest Door...
And that is just the way it Happened.
The sight of Givanni riding in on a white cloud of Thistledown,
her arms full of late summer Blossoms,
so impressed the Cobbler ...
that he allowed Givanni to add the Flowers
with her own
When the King presented the Slippers to the Queen,
everyone bowed in awe
at the rich Fragrance and brilliant Colors.
The Queen could not take her eyes off the Slippers ...
and lost her Heart to
The little Wingless Fairy with her Spotted Mouse Ears
who finally found her Flight!
The Forest Kingdom forever thereafter
affectionately embraced and christened her...
b.b.flockling * Rose