I remember spending many rainy hours playing with my Gran's button tin as a child...
I find Autumn is the season I "think back" the most. I miss those moments of pleasure, the feel of the buttons running through my fingers, sorting them out in sizes and colours, and the sound as they dropped, clattering back into the tin.
She always had a Danish Butter biscuit tin...very exotic back in the 70's lol...
so I went out and bought 2 small tins of Danish Butter biscuits(her tin was blue too), ate the biccies and now have 2 button tins :D
and am enjoying running my fingers through all the buttons once again. Yes it is easier to find the ones you want if they are kept in tidy little packets, but buttons in tins is just meant to be.
Don't lose track of the simple pleasures...they are usually free and easy to find.
I recently read a conversation about "what would a Rock/Stone spirit look like?"
Popular literature and modern day movies tend to show them as lumpy, grumpy and even aggressive creatures...
Personally, I like rocks and stones...and see any spirit/faerie attached to them as being just as vulnerable as the rest of us.
Even rocks need a hug sometimes...after all, they are holding the rest of us on their shoulders all the time. How many times have you described someone you depend on as a "Rock" ?
Looking at these rocks made me want to make a more "earthy" faerie.
(she has moss growing on her to help with camouflage)
I decided she was more of a sprite than a faerie, so no wings...just a long silky tail instead.
Roc doesn't need a jacket, if she gets cold she just wraps her tail around herself :D
Any sudden noises send her scurrying, and she tries to "blend in" with the nearest stones...
Stone sprites are very helpful creatures...here she is checking on supplies for winter.
(I didn't like to tell her they are dried fruit and no longer good to eat)
So how will you be spending your Autumnal evenings?
What memories sneak back into your thoughts when the evenings start drawing in?
Enjoy :D XXX