Off With the Faeries

Elven beautiful woman with flute

Anyone that knows me well will tell you that I’m regularly absent minded, also known as ‘off with the faeries’. This causes me to be forgetful, clumsy and ungrounded. A bit like Phoebe from Friends or Bridget Jones. The first person to notice it was my fourth driving instructor, who said it was a challenge teaching me how to drive and that he had to teach me to drive on auto-pilot. Anyone that’s been driven by me can relate to that.

I had a funny incident earlier this week. I went for a lovely walk through the woods and by the River Orwell in order to combat my fatigue and lethargy. It was approaching sunset and I was the only one there. It was quite magical and I imagined the faeries and elementals playing amongst the grass and the bushes.

Suddenly I heard some beautiful faery music that conjured up images of a faery sitting on a toadstool and playing a flute. I looked around. There was no-one to be seen. It was baffling. Could it really be faeries? The sound seemed to be coming from the undergrowth close to the river, behind a ridge. I tiptoed closer and peered over the edge, but there was nothing to be seen. Curiouser and curiouser.

I suddenly realised that I had inadvertently set off iTunes on my phone and that’s where the music was coming from.

2 Replies to “Off With the Faeries”

  1. Something similar happened to me last week. I was working with a 7-year-old student who has a lot of trouble staying focused. She wiggles, and gets up and down, and dances around the room. Anyway, we were trying to get through some grammar work that she was not enjoying in the least, when all of a sudden, we heard in a very soothing voice, “Try it again. Try it again.” We were both rather surprised, and looked around to find the source. We finally found it – my phone (in my book bag) had set itself off and was offering words of encouragement. I have no idea where they came from. I hope it’ll happen again!

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