“The art is not in making money, but in keeping it.” – Proverb
Good news arrived in the Lake District; you were all right and I got my money back from the bank! 🙂 What a relief, so it became a happy ending after all. 🙂
“Subconsciously, don’t you think everyone believes in angels, fairies, magic and happy endings?”, Siri and Selma asked their beloved Master as they flew into this funny looking tree yesterday. “Of course”, Master answered, “there’s always a strong desire for hope and hope attracts magic, doesn’t it?”
We were hiking near the Aira Force at Ullswater and our bookfayries led us to a money tree wrapped in hammered coins inside an enigma. How did it begin and why? Who hammered in the first coins? Did they hope that their spoken wishes would be granted? And by the way, who remembers to bring a hammer and coins along when they go hiking?
We didn’t have a hammer so we settled for a softer branch of the tree to insert our pennies. Is this a new spin on an old superstition? Many, many years ago, people believed that metal was a gift from the gods, given to man for protection against evil. That developed into the notion that metal brings good luck. Anyway, it was fairymagic to implant the coins and leave them behind us. 😉
Obviously, our bookfairies don’t count on the magic alone, they had some good money advice for me as well: “Dina, please pay attention now!” Siri and Selma laughed and raised their wings; “Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1.” I promise, I won’t!
“Now it’s time to count our blessings again and not the money!”, Siri and Selma happily commented as we looked for a nice place to rest. “It’s good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it’s good, too, to make sure that we haven’t lost the things that money can’t buy.”
Love and lots of fairydust to you all from The Lakes!
Dina and Klausbernd,
Siri and Selma