Saturday, October 1, 2011

The Mysterious Lady

A Mysterious Lady arrived in the post from a land far away and across a deep ocean.
She was a gift from a dear friend. Someone whom I've never met.

 She arrived in a package of lavender and lace. There was also a lovely angel card without a face. Willow Tree cards do not need faces. Expression is revealed through gesture, representing an emotion, like comfort, healing, or inspiration.

Inside the card was a mysterious envelope, filled with magical seeds to plant next spring.

"What is this?" inquires Jasmine, pointing to my necklace.
"I think it's a lady or maybe a goddess."
"But she has no head!"
"Well, maybe it's a different shaped head. And she does have little feet, or maybe they're fins. She could be a fish."
 A look of disappointment prompted me to revise that unappealing answer.

"Or maybe a mermaid!"
"Ohhhhhhh,oooooo!!" enchantment shone through her little girl eyes.

Now that still doesn't explain her strangely elongated head, if that's what it is, but it really doesn't matter. We were having fun.

"Maybe these gems are magical and if we make a wish......"

Have you ever started down a path (conversation) only to realize a few short words or sentences into it that you've walked into a trap, or were about to say something that you can't change later? Well, I was saved by the bell in the form of Little Brother. How to explain that wishing on gems doesn't really work, after I've encouraged her to do just that?
Well, I'm sure that won't be the last time I let my imagination run free.

So the Mystery Lady Goddess Mermaid has found a good home. Thank you Cheryl  for this most precious and beautiful necklace. I can't wait to plant those magical seeds in my new garden when the time is right.


Karin said...

Always fun to get something in the mail from a dear friend! It's great to know that your piece of jewellery is an original - no two alike! Enjoy!

mxtodis123 said...

It's beautiful. Such a lovely, thoughtful gift for a lovely, thoughtful friend.

Celia said...

How wonderful, a package from faraway, like the caravan arriving from the east with treasures. Very wonderful.

joanne said...

what a kind and thoughtful gesture from far, far, away. I wonder what the seeds with grow.

Cheryl said...

Hi Wendy,

We never know where conversations with our Grandchildren may lead
I have had some very awkward moments with mine :)
You never know Jasmines wish may come true!!

Glad you like the gift.

Maggie May said...

Whether an angel or a mermaid...... its a lady with a large heart. You can clearly see that.
What a beautiful gift.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Q said...

Dear Wendy,
She is a magical pendant...full of love.
Cheryl is a great friend....a kindred spirit indeed.

Grammy said...

Hi Wendy, sorry have not been blogging for a while. Been doing work on the house and other things. Love the mushroom photos below and your magical story is adorable. Talk again soon. Big hug E :)

Rose said...

What a lovely gift from such a lovely friend! I guessed right away it was from Cheryl; she is always so thoughtful. I've planted seeds from Cheryl, too, and there is something special seeing these flowers grow, knowing they came from a special friend. Enjoy, Wendy!

sarah said...

You have a sweet friend. I wonder what magical seeds are and what beautiful flower bloom in your garden?
Mermaid is miracle drug for girls. So did I.
Thank you for lovely story.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi Wendy, What an awesome gift from a special friend.... That mysterious lady is beautiful... I'm sure you will enjoy 'her' --and will wear her knowing that she was created with lots of love.

Hilary said...

What a thoughtful gift. I'll look forward to knowing what the seeds will be.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful gift, Wendy! Loved reading all about it. May the seeds do really well!

Jackie said...

What a sweet gift, Wendy. It is always a pleasant surprise to receive the unexpected from a friend. How wonderful!!!
Smiles to you from across the miles.

Shammickite said...

You'll have to keep us all informed next spring when the magical seeds start to sprout, and keep on wishing with Jasmine.... you never know when wishes might come true! Cheryl sounds like a lovely lady. We are all so fortunate to be able to count strangers as friends we have never met!

Lorraine Young Pottery said...

Maybe you should have her watch Jack and the Bean Stalk and see what happens when you have wishes :-}