Believe in Everything Until it’s Disproved
October 9, 2012 1 Comment
“I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?”
>>> John Lennon <3
Perhaps these stories were never meant to be forgotten; I believe these creatures need to be believed in.
My parents used to tell me that in the long field grass, among the crickets playing their music, were fairies, watching out for us.
As a child I believed in them, always imagining there must be beautiful fairy gatherings under mushrooms, with music & dancing & bonfires. I often found myself wondering if they were friends with Smurfs, or if they often visit Fraggle Rock. My adventurous spirit kept me running through the thick brush, my imaginative nature sometimes invigorating within me a spark to jump this way or that, thinking I had seen something, losing my breath with excitement. (Being told, after sharing my mystical chase, that it was just my imagination, later overhearing conversations I must be “reading too many of those books”).
My theory is, those bright child imaginings, the collective dreams of artists– be they poets, writers, musicians, painters, etc.–are actually reflections of something, each translated in a way entirely unique to that individual’s perception. They reflect the “otherworldliness” that keeps the mundane physical realm we live in interesting, keeps our spirits vibrant and alive..
This way, little girls &boys can chase fairies in the brush, and children can always wonder about what’s beyond plain sight– learning to see with their mind’s eye.
Stories are imperative to our existence; Myth is what you make it ; Fantasy can become any One Reality. . . Don’t you Think?