Water Lillies (1907)
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Fairy rings occupy a prominent place in European folklore as the location of gateways into elfin kingdoms, or places where elves gather and dance. According to the folklore, a fairy ring appears when a fairy, pixie, or elf appears. It will disappear without trace in less than five days, but if an observer waits for the elf to return to the ring, he or she may be able to capture it.
I’m sad because there are a lot of mushrooms in my back yard but there were no fairy rings. :(
I would rather share one lifetime with you,
than face all the ages of this world alone
even the stars
are whispering to each other."
Kobayashi Issa (via likeanoldstory)
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