Beneath the dancing, hair braiding, eating of sweets and the chaos of the children's play, there is a sense of reverence in many activities and, unlike many carnivals or amusement parks, I don't feel like the faire sets us up to seek or experience manufactured happiness. There just exists in its participants and events a deep and comfortable, quiet joy. A joy we experience together.
here). We also brought a basket of ankle bells mommy had made the night before to share with friends. (Perfectly delightful for the little one's as they skipped around the Maypole!)
The very clever parents of the children in the grades also provided us with an array of wholesome pastimes. We got to search for buried treasure in the sand, fish with our feet for jewels in the pond...
make our own bubble wands...
to create giant bubbles...
tie fairie rings, race paper boats in the creek...
and ride in a donkey cart.
The freedom and merriment of Spring are upon us with all its color and light.
here is a branch of snowy May
a branch the fairies gave us
who would like to dance today
with the branch the fairies gave us?
dance away, dance away
holding high the branch of May