Monday, November 1, 2010
the sugar sprite
This year we heard from some friends about the Sugar Sprite! Ah, what a dear little fairy this one is. The Sugar Sprite feeds in Spring, Summer and early Autumn on all the nectar, honey and fruits she can find. As the season turns colder and darker though, the flowers fade and fruits are scarce. The Sugar Sprite has hardly enough to keep herself and her family nourished. Luckily, she knows about how children on Hallowe'en collect more sweets than they can possibly eat. If those little children leave a bag of candy on their doorstep the night after it is gathered (and after they have selected a few of the choicest morsels for themselves), the Sugar Sprite will gather it up and have enough to make it through the Winter until the flowers and fruits again blossom in the Spring. In exchange for the kindness and generosity of the children who leave her such treasure, the Sugar Sprite leaves a small gift for them to find in the morning.