Fairies And Mushrooms

ImageMy dear sweet darling daughter, long ago when I was your age living in the exotic land of India, I discovered mushrooms growing in our large garden beneath the goose berry trees and our coconut tree. One day when I was playing in the garden I saw a beautiful set of wings I first thought it was a dragon fly, I then thought No it is a butterfly I later discovered it was a magnificent fairy, It was not a large granny fairy, but a beautiful exotic gentle sweet creature who helps children in time of need and do you know what these fairies live under mushrooms. We call them the magic mushrooms.

To the normal adult eye they are mushrooms, but darling to the wonderful, imaginative child like mind, these are magic mushrooms with out cynicism or disbelief of an adult, you have to look for these magic mushrooms, they are mostly hidden under large trees, shrubs or bushes but you have to look very quietly and then you might just spot them

One day darling when I was your age I got lost in a crowd, and I did not know how to get home, then I suddenly saw a flutter, then another, soon there were so many beautiful fairies all around me, they asked me little girl why are you crying, I said I was lost and did not know how to get home, then one beautiful fairy gave me something to eat it looked like a large beautiful pink and blue and purple mushroom, but tasted of chocolate, marshmallows and lemonade it was delicious and suddenly I got wings to fly like the fairies.

The wings were light and transparent with pink, blue and purple lights flashing through them, they told me to wait a moment and started discussing suddenly they flew over to be beaming and said little girl we have a surprise for you, you are going to fairy land for the night and tomorrow you can go home, needless to say darling daughter of mine I was thrilled, me a mere mortal had this great honour of visiting fairy land, I did not quite expect what I saw.

So they told me to flutter my wings three times, wink two times and blink 5 times and then surprise of surprises I was in the most beautiful place of magic and beauty, “ listen closely now child “ there where purple, blue, red and bright pink mushrooms, there was a light pink sky, there were rainbow coloured rivers where the fairy babies were playing and there were stars that shown in broad daylight, the stars were sliver and gold , the grass was full of coloured glitter and one of the fairies took me by the hand and said welcome to our humble abode,

I managed to mumble humble but was so awestruck by the beauty of the place it was fantastic, it was glorious, it was exceptionally more beautiful than my little imaginative fantasies.

They then said little girl now you are going to meet the king and queen of the fairies and have dinner with them, I said I was honoured and then they took me to the most beautiful mushroom which looked like a castle it was glorious, it was light blue, light pink, silver and gold and had diamond doors and stood on the foot of the rainbow river with a magic golden bridge which only allows you to step on it if you saw the magic words to a pink glittered mushroom, one of the fairies mumbled something in the little microphone of the mushroom and immediately there was this magnificent bridge. Sorry darling I did not quite get the magic words but the bridge was breathtakingly beautiful.

I went into the mushroom castle there were fairies there in red and black uniforms and then suddenly there was a sound of trumpets and drums and the fairies in red and black uniforms were playing the drums and trumpets that they hid under their beautiful wings and then an old fairy with blue transparent wings cleared his throat Ahem…… Ahemmmm but the music went on, suddenly he brought large symbols from under his wings and clanked them together the music stopped and there was silence bewildered that there was sudden silence he cleared his throat again and said Ahem, he had glasses on and took out a large scroll and said ladies and gentlemen, I mean fairies of Mushroom land, I now present the King and Queen of Fairy Country

All the fairies put their wings in a bowing position and looked down  and one fairy said bow to our great Majesty and Queen of Fairies so I bowed down but could not help peeking what I saw took my breath away there was the most exquisite and gorgeous Queen of fairies she was taller than the other fairies wore gold with diamonds and her wings, oooh her wings were transparent gold with silver and diamond cob web designs and she was so beautiful with a large gold crown I was in awe of her, as she looked my way she did not expect to see a human in fairy land and when she saw me she gave me the sweetest smile and I bowed to her again more in awe and thankfulness for rewarding me with a smile.

The King was handsome and blonde with a Diamond crown and was talking to his advisors about something and then the King and Queen beckoned me to them I flew over to them with my wings and they said daughter of the earth you have come to fairy land at the right time, there are some bad witches and evil wizards who try and catch fairies and put them in bottles like a trophys and that has strained the relationships between fairies and humans and now through you, as you have seen us we want you to do something for us that will change the history of fairies and humans, we want to be invisible to humans from now on unless we choose to reveal our selves so that fairy land and fairies will be safe so you will be the bridge that makes fairies invisible to humans what you see you will remember  and the sweetness of you a young child will dissolve the curse of evil witches and wizards who catch our fairies and now you will sleep as you sleep the queen of fairies will sing and when you wake you will be in your own bed at your home and for the safety of fairies and the happiness of the children we fairies help in time of need, but from now no one will know we exist but you chosen daughter of the earth you will remember every time you see and mushroom thank you for saving fairy land good night and then I heard the most beautiful soul stirring music and then I was in bed.

My mother called me saying get up girl you have to get ready for school I kept my secret of the fairies from the time of school to marrying your sweet daddy and then when you were born my beautiful darling I wanted you to know, I wanted you to know about the beautiful land of fairies, then all of a sudden my daughter said look mummy a butter fly a beautiful gorgeous butterfly was at our window and I knew the beautiful fairies were watching over us.  “Darling it is time for school, remember what I said about the mushrooms. Here’s your lunch now hurry or you will be late for school”.

Bye darling, fairies thank you for looking after my little girl.

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