FRIENDSHIP, FAERIE & FEATHER
I came across a site when I was researching
the meaning of feathers or finding feathers
Through the ages is appears
that finding or dreaming
of feathers was significant.
Avia Venefica writes:
"It is commonly thought in most cultures that feathers are symbols
of higher thought, spiritual progression.
The line of thought here is that birds were considered divine creatures
in primitive/ancient cultures because they are creatures of the sky (heaven)
and therefore closer to God.
When you find feathers upon your path
it could be taken to mean that you are on a higher spiritual path
(whether you accept it or not),
and it may be a sign of encouragement
as you philosophically travel on this path.
Finding feathers on your path is also symbolic of having a lighter outlook
on life or a particular situation.
When we see feathers in our midst it is considered a message
that we need to lighten up,
not take things too seriously,
and try to find the joy in our situation."
This morning I equate feathers showing up on our path
to that of friends and friendships placed so perfectly
on the path of this journey.
There have been many dear friends
placed on my path over the years.
When I reflect on the timing
I discover it is always impeccable.
One such beautiful spirit is Terri
we were both members of Paper Whimsy
and more recently,
Marie Antoinette Mail Art group.
Terri and I have exchanged art pieces
and many conversations...
on being a Mother..
and I always, always come away with
something beautiful and thought provoking.
Last week I received a package of beauty and friendship
This beautiful banner was inside
I knew the banner was coming
but I had no idea how breathtaking it would be
Look at the stunning detail
and the pink tulle ribbon holding it together
embellished with darling tulle roses
On one end this beautiful piece
and on the other end.......this one.
Her attention to the smallest detail
takes my breath away
But that was not all that was in the box
sprinkled in the beautiful pink and aqua tissue
were these darling hearts
with a card that is a thing of beauty
and a special note inside....
and this wee glass bird attached to pink ribbon
holding small velvety flowers
along with this beautiful page of German Scrap Faeries
that I cannot wait to use
Then I spied this round box
embellished so delicately...
and had no idea what could be inside....
But did not really want to open it right away
because I just wanted to enjoy the loveliness
of the can itself.
ohhhhhhh, but when I did open it
Terri had created one of her most darling
A Paper Whimsy image
to go into the Faerie School that I am putting together
all because of HER inspiration and amazing video
that she created for us all to enjoy
and you must!!!
and find it on her side bar under
Make yourself a cup of tea
and set aside some time...
to watch all of her videos
where she so generously shares several beautiful projects..
all gifts from her heart.
But that was not the end of the gifts in that box
Inside was a most precious tea cup and saucer
Delicate and so perfect.
Sharing a set with me is what she stated.
A set that seemed to her would be used by a faerie
at a tea party........I agree
and I will think of her, and our friendship
each time I enjoy a cup of tea
and the last......and most poignant gift inside