Tuesday, July 14, 2009

SmokePetal the FireBlush Fairy

Remember sitting by the fire and noticing those little flecks of cinders floating up from the edges of the fire? Those were FireBlush fairies, second cousins to Cinderella and great-granddaughters of fire goddesses. Remember looking at them and wondering where they were going? They were dancing and playing truth-or-dare with their sisters, dares usually being along the lines of "dare ya to float as high as the wind will take ya" and truths revealing things like "your favorite mortal." Remember watching them as they rose and then fell to the sides of the fire? They were traveling farther from home than we realized. You see, FireBlush fairies are born in the outer embers of a circular fire. The "Blush" comes from the glow of the heat upon their cheeks, and it's a telltale sign of their intense craving for heat. The floating and spinning on warm currents from the fire is much like swimming in water is for us. It can be a gentle pastime or a grand adventure. So, next time you sit by a fire, let the twinkle in your eye be a signal to the FireBlush fairies that you love fire as much as they do. . .and don't be surprised when they invite you into their honorary sisterhood, for after all, they noticed the blush on your firewarmed cheeks, too!


rosebud101 said...

She's beautiful, Ang! Great post!

Deb said...

Ang - she is superb!
Gosh you bought back some memories of sitting in front of the open fire as a kidlet, just staring transfixed by the flame & cinders!!

Darn - now I wish I was little again, or that this city still allowed open fires!
Nothing, & I do mean nothing, beats 'em.