Would you find me presumptuous if you knew that I write my OnGoing ‘Adventures of A Wild Violet’, for lack of a more compactly handy place than, on the Kindle pages of Thoreau’s ‘Walden’? In fact, should I care at all when I find it happily fitting?
And tho’ I am not a philosopher as such, as I sit here, brookside, pre-ponderance, there is a tickle in the back of my mind that causes me to pause and look there upon which the tiny voice that resides therein interjects his own thought that’ ‘tho’ I might be ‘pre-ponderance’, that it surely must not also be a ‘preponderance’? ‘What say you to that?’, he wonders aloud, but only to me…
Now, on to The Autumn Lessons From The FaeriWood….
First, Never go into The FaeriWood with only the Time to Trudge and Blunder…. It is Vital to maintain the Spirit within The Wood by ensuring there is the proper Time to pad Gently and pause often- to Observe and to Listen.
Second, Know the Difference ’tween ‘hearing’ and ‘listening’- for It is Great indeed.
Thirdly, Never go without at least one cat, your Duck, a sharp broad knife, a camera and/ or journal and your collection basket or net.
Fourth, at All Cost– Keep your Duck WET and your socks and butt DRY, at All Times! The Difference means EVERYTHING to the QUALITY of the Time that you spend there!!
And Finally, for This Day’s Wisdom and Advice, if you’ve no other option available, She-males will find it good to know that maple leaves provide far better comfort after relieving one’s self than alder, fern nor nettle.
A Wild Violet