“After nourishment, shelter and companionship,
stories are the thing we need most in the world.” Philip Pullman
The Princess Fairy and The Robin
Ruby Rose, the little princess fairy woke up one morning, lifting her beautiful head off her orchid pillow covered flower bed and whilst stretching her sparkly wings…
…in the corner of her treetop room she surprisingly spotted a tiny robin that had flew into her pixie hollow but couldn’t seem to find his way out. Ruby Rose held her wooden door open and enlisted some help to keep him away from the closed windows, thinking he should be freely gliding outside in the crystal clear air.
He was getting so agitated, knocking into branches, twigs, flying everywhere but through the open door and the fairy princess just became more and more upset. She thought: “Why does he keep trying to get through a closed window when there is an open door in front of him? Why does he flap around getting sad and frustrated, when if he just stopped for a moment he would feel the breeze through the open door and know which way to go?” Her mum loudly called Ruby Rose, “It’s breakfast time!”, so the little fairy prince had to leave the distressed robin. She knew, her mum did not like her leaving the door open, so, very sorrowfully, she just had to leave the bird there, locked.
She had to do what she had to do, but she could not wait returning from school that afternoon a few hours later. She flapped her fairy wings with excitement whilst eating her fresh hazelnut snack, and when she reached her room, she realised that the bird was gone.
“There’s always room for a story that can transport people to another place.” J.K. Rowling
Ruby Rose felt scared and melancholic, when suddenly she noticed that there was a ray of sunlight coming from the wall of her pixie hollow. At the bottom of the door, there was a small breakage, and next to it, rested a beautiful red feather and a tiny rose. He must have flown through. Ruby rose had been so nervous trying to help him that she didn’t realize he didn’t actually need her help. Then Ruby Rose started to thinks: “How often do I do this…I see someone who I perceive has a problem and I jump in to try and fix it ,and in these efforts to help, I just cause more distress instead of trusting that others will be able to find a way through themselves!”
“Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.” C. S. Lewis
Ruby Rose learnt two important lessons that day: firstly when in a flap, stop look around and see if there are any alternatives. Secondly when one thinks someone needs help, trust, wait, watch and may realize that they actually have everything under control.
“If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.” Virginia Woolf
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