Saturday, August 21, 2010

Second Star to the Right Blog Adventure

"Second to the right, and straight on till morning."
That, Peter had told Wendy, was the way to the Neverland. ~ J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan.

Second Star invite

After Last Year’s Adventure, I just couldn’t wait for this day to arrive.  Many magical thanks to all the enchanted participants (see them all on my sidebar)  in this year’s adventure.  Please visit them to discover many different paths to Neverland, Imagination, and Staying Young at Heart.

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Now we’re off.  First you have to Believe.

Peter Pan Statue           Painting by Margaret W.Tarrant (1888—1959). 

‘The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.’  ~Eleanor Roosevelt

Sometimes it’s hard for grown-ups to believe.  Yes, sometimes they forget how to follow their dreams.

Mrs. Darling: There are many different kinds of bravery. There's the bravery of thinking of others before one's self. Now, your father has never brandished a sword nor fired a pistol, thank heavens. But he has made many sacrifices for his family, and put away many dreams.
Michael: Where did he put them?
Mrs. Darling: He put them in a drawer. And sometimes, late at night, we take them out and admire them. But it gets harder and harder to close the drawer... He does. And that is why he is brave.  ~From the 2003 Peter Pan Movie

Brave? Yes.  Some dreams need to wait.  Yet I wonder if Mr. Darling would have benefitted from bringing his family along as he followed some of those dreams.  The grown-up Wendy remembered the joy of dreaming or she never would have allowed Jane to visit Neverland with Peter.

Illustrations by F.D. Bedford for J.M.Barrie’s 1911 Edition of Peter Pan

I’ve chosen long ago to join in and enjoy frequent visits to the land of imagination with my children.  We even shared some of that joy with other’s when we installed a fairy door at a local park. 

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When seeing children dream you can’t help but want to join in.  Somehow, watching them, rekindles the fire of imagination you held precious as a child.

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And before you know it, your playing along, creating new dreams…

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Taking the time to stop and admire the flowers in all their magical glory.

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Or, gazing at the beauty of an evening sky…

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And not only should you dream, but you should get up and do something about those dreams.  Like exploring new places.  When in doubt, let the Lost Boys be your guide, and explore frequently.

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And Never, I say Never, pass up the opportunity to dip your toes in a cool stream on a warm day.  Remember how blissful that was when you were younger?  How refreshing?

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When you’ve forgotten how to imagine, just follow the children’s example.  Play dress-up.

I’ve been dreaming of the Nursery Window.  Not the window’s in today’s nurseries (babies room), but the window’s in the Nurseries of Yester-year.  The window that Wendy began her adventure from.

Nurseries held adventures, both in reading fanciful stories and acting them out.  What would the story of Peter Pan be without it’s start in the Nursery.  What about Bedtime Stories?  Are they not the fuel of dreams at night?

Someday, I plan on having a magical nursery.  A place where not only can my children and grandchildren dream, but I can too.   I’m even working on pieces to add to my Nursery.  Want a peek?  It’s not finished but I’m enjoying the journey and couldn’t wait to share it with you.

Tis a simple clock box.  That spoke to my imagination and begged to be something different.  Something befitting an enchanted Nursery.

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A box that wanted to be a dream itself.   And that’s just what it’s turning into.  My Neverland Dream.

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Can you feel it’s magic.

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I promise to show you how it turns out .  It’s a slow dream, but I’m loving every second of it.

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There are so many adventures I’d love to share.  Some of these Neverland journey’s are not completed.  I’m still working on them.  Part of dreaming is being brave enough to try something new.  So I completed another Fawndear First.  Shockingly, I, with huge help from my editing-wise son Abner, made a little movie.  Well music-video, that is, just over a minute long.  It’s a wee little thing so take a peek and please forgive the camera lady, she didn’t do these sweet fairies justice.

 There is hope in dreams, imagination, and in the courage of those who wish to make those dreams a reality. Jonas Salk

And for all the wonderful Second Star Participants.  I will be randomly selecting a couple of you to receive some of my Fairy Doors on the 28th.

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Now, Don’t forget…

‘There is nothing like a dream to create the future.’ ~Victor Hugo

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Sweet Dreams and Thank you for Visiting.




Jorgelina said...

That wonderful and magical party...
fly with the imagination…
I am happy, happy!!!!

"Second to the right, and straight on till morning"

Happy and magical Saturday.

Jorgelina said...

My dream is to have a door fairy ...

The Littlest Thistle said...

Oh what fun! I loved the video, and the bears especially approved of 'stuffed bear' getting to go along too.

Our adventure is up now :o)



Anonymous said...

Oh, that was enchanting, Fawndear! Your film is beautiful...lucky you to have your own sweet fairies to dream with!
Off I go in search of more magic....


daylily777 said...

A wonderful , magical adventure !The Clock is so enchanting , That is going to be one fascinating nursery !
The video is so beautiful !Thanks so much for Hosting !
Blessings & Hugs ,
ps ,My post is finally up .

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Fawndear,I am so enchanted with this world of yours! I am a lover of faeries and such, and to see your comment on my post today was a sweet surprise! I was a bit confused however by your comment about being a participant in this as I do not recall signing up, but we are all faeries and let us celebrate!!!!!! FABULOUS FAERIE DOORS!!! YES!!!! I love such stuff. I see some of my pals have visited you so we are somehow connected! Do come back any time!!!! Anita

Miz said...

Looks like you guys had a great time with this! Also Fawn, I am so digging that Neverland clock. Amazing.

I finally got my post up, as well--almost late!

Natalie said...

What a great video! I love it...

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

How wonderful of you! What a clock! What a great reminder!

Designs by Blanche said...

Somehow I messed up on my post here a few days ago! Sorry!

How enchanting! This party has been very inspiring, and I love seeing everyone's interpretation!

The video was darling, wonderful photos, & I adore your fairy doors!!!

Thanks for a great adventure!


Brenda said...

beautiful...this was so special and what a great way for me to start the day...I have been painting fairy houses and love the idea of the fairy door!!! can't wait to have more fun with you!

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These adventure is exciting, an experience that would not likely to be forgotten quickly. And its so nice having this one together with many friends. Such great post ever.

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