Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Chapter 5 - The old crone gathers .....................

...............the women around her and tells them in a hushed voice what must be done to make the magic happen. The excited women promise to carry her instructions through that very night.

So that evening when the moon has risen into a brightly starlit sky and the crisp air has all the little creatures snuggling into their nests and burrows, the townswomen take their cloth out into the forest and spread it across the biggest berry bush. Standing in a circle and holding hands they gaze upward at the beautiful stars twinkling high above them and they see the magic of the night.

The whole town sleeps soundly through the night and as dawn breaks the women begin to rise. They join together with excitement chattering and laughing as they make their way back to the forest.
Drawing nearer, a wonderful melody drifts through the trees and  they see a shimmering glow of light surrounding the berry bush.
Excitedly they rush forward to find the stitches scattered with stars and dewdrops all sparkling and magnificent before them.
"How wonderous" the say as they admire the twinkling jewels."Magic has happened"

The wise old sage laughs from
her hiding place in the tree tops and whispers into the wind, barely loud enough for the sharpest ears to hear her. "If you do this again tonight and tomorrow night and the next night, soon your cloth will be filled with stars and dewdrops" she tells them "Then you will know the real magic"............and the women did!
"Patience and perseverence makes magic happen"


Copper Patch said...

Very dramatic and very nice. Looks a treat.

nerines said...

Wonderful!! I loved the story too!! :)

Gene Black said...

Ahhh a very pleasing finish to a tale well told.

BubzRugz said...

Wow, wow, WOW. I love the scarf - and as you know I loved the story you told with it........ It is really very beautiful..... Hugz from Bubz

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

How the magic!!! Dzintra♥x

Micki said...

I loved the story...very magical!

Bev C said...

Hello Sue, Thank you for the story and what a beautiful scarf. Very unique. Have a wonderful weekend with Otto.

BubzRugz said...

Hi Sue, you know I have loved your story and think the scarf is lovely - I have mentioned it on my blog and provided links........ hope you can pop by and have a look...... Hugz from Bubz

Anonymous said...

excellent points and the details are more precise than somewhere else, thanks.

- Murk