Touchpoints of faerie, fantasy, and life

English: Footpath to the Faerie Glen

Footpath to the Faerie Glen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Where does faerie meet life? For me, it’s in the reading and writing of fantasy, that kind of fiction that imagines another world, one where the limits are different, the horizon has changed, and I look upon the nature in a new light.

Faerie, or elfland, the fair realm, the otherworld – this is a place that I, like you maybe, want to find. It may elude me, but I go on questing. Once you’ve been there, and your eyes have opened to its marvels, you come back with a changed vision. You see what you didn’t use to see, a kind of magic peeking out through nature. A lively spark that wasn’t there – almost isn’t there yet. A realness to things that used to seem flat.

And you want to go back.

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