... will we sing, and bless this place.
- William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Have you ever noticed that sometimes, once someone mentions something, it’s all you can think about? Ever since Elena pointed out my fairy-book-inclination this year, I’ve been thinking about them, bringing it up again in yesterday’s MM.
So, first of all, I’d like to thank Wendy for my blue fairy! I’m not about to go turning any puppets into real boys, but I’m sure we’ll go on some sort of adventure.
And secondly, I’d like to ask you guys to recommend your favourite fairy books – if I’m going to go on a spree, I might as well make sure I hit all the good ones, right? It’d be great if you could mention some for myself as well as some that might be good for a seven year old (Fairy Princess Hannah, as she goes by at the moment).
Faeries, come take me out of this dull world,
For I would ride with you upon the wind,
Run on the top of the dishevelled tide,
And dance upon the mountains like a flame.
~William Butler Yeats, "The Land of Heart's Desire," 1894