Ange Recchia

The Fairy in the Mall


I have been away with my family this past week in Perth, Western Australia and not due to return home until Sunday. I managed to slip away for a while to see what was going on online and time has slipped right by me. So here is a quickie post to let you know that I haven’t slipped into oblivion.

Being away with little ones means that you have to get into their world a little and find something magical for them at times so it was timely to come across this wonderful mime Fairy (pictured above) who sprinkled them with fairy dust 🙂 Those are my girls to the right of the Fairy.

Do you remember as a child whether or not you could see Fairies? I had a conversation with a friend of mine once who told me that very young children often seem to be looking at something we as adults cannot see. He described them to be like firefly’s and that children would follow them with their eyes. I know this may seem a little outrageous to some, but let me know if you have ever noticed this with your kids. I am leaving my mind open as I don’t like to discount things and would love to hear your opinions on whether or not you believe it to be true or not.


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  1. Bridget Jones says: January 17, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    Hey Angie, good to see you online! Hope you’re having fun 🙂 Your two princesses are very cute 🙂

    Bridget is all for fairies and elfs, what makes dreams more beautiful surely cannot hurt huh? Ha!

  2. Fairies and elves are things I choose to believe, even if I have no evidence of their existence. I had a book about 2 young girls who were said to have seen fairies, i had passed this book on to my kids sometime ago which they thoroughly enjoyed. In high school, I read about Tolkien’s Hobbit, Silmarillion, and finally the trilogy Lord of the Rings. All these bolstered my desire to believe in fairies.

    My kids loved the first movie installment and went on to read all three “Rings” books before watching the last 2 installments of Peter Jacksons directorial masterpiece. From conversations, their connection to the Tolkien trilogy stems from their reading of the book I gave them years before.

    What is has given them is not only a sense of wonder or a sense of what there may still be, but a sense of someday returning to such a world when all the mess in its present state finally consumes itself.

    My message to them is that such an idyllic state or close to it, is something that their generation can aspire for.

    All of them are into environmental preservation and ecological balance movements in the country and on the internet.

    If this is what my choice of believing in fairies has done, it certainly makes hoping for a better future easier. And I will continue to choose to believe in them too! –Durano, done!

    Durano Lawayan’s last blog post..Mitt’s Michigan Momentum

  3. Hey Bridget 🙂 We will be back home in a couple of days so I will get into full swing of things then.

    Absolutely true… if they can make dreams more beautiful then why not? Bring on all the fairies and elves there are!

  4. Durano! What a lovely post 🙂 I agree wholeheartedly with giving our children a sense of wonder. It’s like the joy of believing in Santa and seeing that sparkle in their eyes on Christmas morning. If they choose to believe in fairies, then they can believe in almost anything and that helps to keep their dreams alive.

    There was a time however, when I felt like I was teaching them to lie and that it was okay to do it. Since then, although fairytales do not always have happy endings, I tend to slide to the fantasy side of things as it makes theirs and my imagination run wild!

    It’s great that your kids are into environmental preservation and ecological balance movements. Developing a passion and pursuing it brings a sense of purpose too. Thanks for sharing this. Lets see what other fairies and elves we’ll attract 😉

  5. Your daughters are adorable… I have two strapping sons but would secretly have loved a daughter too. Although having three sisters you think I would have learned my lesson….

    I have tagged you over at my blog. If you have time, it would be great if you could respond 🙂


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  6. Hi Ange!

    Wow…what an absolutely beautiful Fairy. I would have been in awe…totally.

    And your daughters are so cute, it must have been quite a thrill for them to be sprinkled with fairy dust. Lucky gals!

    I still believe in a “Magical World,” always have.
    When you wish upon a star…

    Big hugs and lots of LOVE,
    Mudd a.k.a. Oza

  7. Hi Ange:

    What a couple of cuties you have there, they look well loved 🙂

    In response to your question, I have the following story…

    When my eldest daughter was but 3 years old (she’s in her 20’s now) I happened to go upstairs one afternoon to rouse her from her nap, when I heard her talking away in her room. Snoopy Dad that I am, I paused at the door to have a listen. Peering through the gap, I could see her standing in the middle of her room, looking up, way up, and she appeared to be listening! I certainly couldn’t hear anything, but she seemed to. After a moment or two of this listening behaviour, she nodded slightly and started talking, just like she was answering a question…

    This one sided exchange went on for a few minutes, after which, she turned away and saw me. When I asked who she had been talking to, she responded, “A tall man in a white dress.” Smiling indulgently, I asked her for more details about her imaginary friend, only to watch her get quite upset, insisting that he was a real person, and that she had been really talking to him!

    I know that it is entirely possible that she had created this man, but it does occur to me that 3 year old girls don’t usually create imaginary friends in the form of adult men in dresses, so I am left with no choice but to believe that she was talking to her Guardian Angel. Somehow, this notion doesn’t seem that far fetched to me, and indeed brings me a lovely sense of security, knowing that our little ones are being watched over, even when we can’t be there ourselves.

    Cheers, Marc

  8. I believe that children see our aura and energy fields and most of us unfortunately grow out of it as we get older since it is not talked about or acknowledge. Babies are often focus on the bright energy that surrounds us and stare at that rather than just our boring physical form. Whether there are fairies they can see too that we adults can’t isn’t that much of a stretch.

  9. Hey Diane… two strapping sons… nice! I’m sure they keep you on your toes. Not having had boys, everything is pretty girlie at our place. Even dad’s workshop tends to gather fairies and mermaids in need of repair at times. I will be home day after tomorrow so will catch up with the “7 more things about me blog shortly.” See you soon 🙂

  10. Hello Oza… yes she was a pretty awesome fairy… very tall standing on her box! It took the little one a while to warm up to her and get the fairy dust all through her hair 🙂 It then takes about two weeks to get it all out… so be it!

    To believe in a magical world and still have that sense of wonderment is great… keep wishing upon that star….

    Big Hugs coming your way sweet lady…. ((( ))) … thanks!

  11. WOW Marc! What a memory you have and such a lovely one too 🙂 I tend to agree with the fact that 3 year old girls do not usually conjure up adult men in white dresses given the choice, so a guardian angel sounds just beautiful. It must have left you wondering for days… I wonder how many times she actually did speak to him? If of course it was what you thought it to be?

    Thanks for sharing such an awesome story here 🙂

  12. Hi Rod and welcome 🙂

    I have read about and also discussed the aura and energy fields with people I have come across in the past who are involved in what is labelled “alternative therapies.” I say labelled as the alternative therapies have actually been around far longer than the more modern ones.

    It is unfortunate that the majority of people grow out of this as adults, but could you imagine all of us seeing everybody’s auras? It would get quite distracting. I was curious about the idea that ‘The Celestine Prophecy’ book puts across where when you feel a connection with someone, then you are able to see their energy field that surrounds them. Now that would be interesting in a relationship. You wouldn’t be able to hide anything from your partner if that were the case!

    Thanks for your thoughts on the fairies 🙂

  13. Hi Ange,
    Nice photo of the fairy. I absolutely belive that children see things which adults do not see. They are tuned into different things going on around us which us adults typically ignore. i wrote and enitire blog post about a creepy incident with my daughter and my dead father in law. Fairies, ghosts, whatever, kids are tuned in. Good post! -Mike.