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Fairy Queen at age 13!

I am sorry that this is a little belated. These are the pictures from Birdie’s 13th birthday. On March 28th we threw a Fairy Ball for her. Enjoy!

I had the honor of leading her (blindfolded) to the backyard…I mean Fairyland!

Surprise! The “Finding Neverland” soundtrack worked perfectly for her entrance. 

The Fairy Queen makes her rounds and thanks everyone who worked really HARD to make this party possible. Thanks Pops for hanging up all of those baffling ropes and lights!

Beeeeautiful. Compliments to her beautician; Bunny.

Skip ahead a little…we had cake and ice cream. Blue Bell ice cream is the best (you northerners wouldn’t know) and she chose marble cake. Yum!

Of course, her treasures…

Then she went on a “fairy hunt.” I made clues leading her all over our property.

“Perhaps I once held a nest, but now with the moss I’ve been laid to rest.” We march toward the fallen tree!

What’s this hiding in the tree???

A lovely purple poison ring! Hopefully she will use it for fairy dust instead of poison, but it is still cool.

Then, in the end, we had a game that we made up; Fairy Ring; which is a variation of Musical Chairs but involves pulling people in and out of the enchanted fairy ring. 
And now, if you scroll down a couple posts, you will see pictures from later that evening. I am sorry that this is out of order. They are a bit blurry, but I hope that you will see how pretty it was that night anyway. I will still see your comments if you want to drop one down there. 
Now for Sabrina’s party pictures!

Thanks to J.M. Barrie for saying great things:

“Someone said that God gave us memories so that we might have roses in December.”
That was quite precious. I adore roses.

“I am not young enough to know everything.”

“When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.”
J.M. BARRIE, Peter Pan

The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply that they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.”
J.M. BARRIE, The Little White Bird

“Temper [is] a weapon that we hold by the blade.”
J.M. BARRIE, The Little Minister


“If you have it, Love, you don’t need to have anything else, and if you don’t have it, it doesn’t matter much what else you have.”
Rita likes that one I’ll bet. I do too.

“Let no one who loves be unhappy… even love unreturned has its rainbow.”
Hmm, I think I shall agree.

“Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always try to be a little kinder than is necessary.”
This reminds me of something my father would say at dinner.

“As soon as you can say what you think, and not what some other person has thought for you, you are on your way to being a remarkable man.” Now I’ll feel guilty for living off of quotes by other people.

“The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.”

“You have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by. Yes, but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by.”

“The praise that comes from love does not make us vain, but more humble.”


Roast Beef with a side of Dispair

Never wear masks-not sad ones nor happy ones.

Today I was inspired to write about The Roast Beef aspect of sorrow, lament and despair.
I have said before:

“I knew that living real meant real pain when I chose this life (The Roast Beef Life).”
(See The Storm and mostly after it a post from October 14th)

The Roast Beef Life (see my post The Roast Beef Life) is based on passion. I am more proud of my enemies who fight for what is wrong then my allies who don’t fight for what is right. The Roast Beef Life means exuberant jubilee and rejoicing when blessings fall from Heaven and painful sorrow and despair, sincere lament and honest heart ache when we lose, when we can see Satan’s orders carried out on this planet. I hate confusion, uncertainty, indecisiveness. Be truly happy or truly sad, truly good or truly bad.

2 Samuel 1:17
David took up this lament concerning Saul and his son Jonathan, 18 and ordered that the men of Judah be taught this lament of the bow (it is written in the Book of Jashar):

The bible actually says to “be taught this lament.” What has just happened is that David has been met with someone “with his clothes torn and dust on his head.” He is mourning and bringing grim news. He says that there was a battle and that Saul and Jonathan have both perished. If you ever want to read a story of friendship, read that of Jonathan and David. They were like brothers and so David is very much grieved. He and his men tear their clothes and fast and then David commands that a lament be taught-a sort of poem or song of sorrow in honor of the fallen men. David does not change the subject, watch a dumb movie and “get over it.” Sorrow is something to be accepted. It has its place, its time. It also ends. Let it run its course and then pass.

“You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from passing over your head, but you can prevent their making a nest in your hair.”
A Chinese Proverb

The definition of lament:

to feel or express sorrow or regret for: to lament his absence.
to mourn for or over. –verb (used without object)
to feel, show, or express grief, sorrow, or regret.
to mourn deeply. –noun
an expression of grief or sorrow.
a formal expression of sorrow or mourning, esp. in verse or song; an elegy or dirge.
[Origin: 1520–30; (n.) <>

And some quotes by people I’ve never heard of and comments by me:

“The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.”
Jim Rohn

It is important not to block all emotion. With one leaves the other. Accept both sorrow and joy. They go hand-in-hand.

“The word ‘happiness’ would lose is meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.”
Carl Gustav Jung

To remove a word you remove it’s meaning. If you lose happiness you lose also sadness, with bad also goes good.

“Oh the gladness of their gladness when they’re glad, And the sadness of their sadness when they’re sad; But the gladness of their gladness, and the sadness of their sadness, Are as nothing to their badness when they’re bad.”

This is a quote by J. M. Barrie. I believe it is about fairies. This is part of the reason I like fairies-they’re very roast beefy. Really sad when they’re sad, really happy when they’re happy. I don’t think that you should be really bad. That simply wouldn’t be good.

Everly Pleasant


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