Signe visits with Brian and Wendy Froud; it is one of many eye-opening experiences she has during her journey. Brian is world famous, of course, for his faery paintings. One book that's mentioned is Brian Froud's World of Faery. Signe asks him, does he see faeries when he paints? And he says, he can picture them in his mind, but whenever he tries to focus on what they really look like, their images remain slightly out of view. It's like seeing something out of the corner of your eye, but when you turn to look at it, it's not there. I am certainly going to take a look at his paintings and illustrations with a closer eye.
If you remember, as a child, being fascinated with faeries and the magical realm, rediscover that fascination. I myself feel lighter and happier after reading this book. I can't wait to revisit my flower gardens next spring; if I'm lucky enough, maybe I'll experience some magic! I admit--I'm hooked. I went to bed last night reading this book, and fell asleep thinking about Signe's journey. I woke up in the middle of the night, and for a brief moment, felt complete and utter stillness in my house that felt "otherworldly". I promptly went back to sleep. Strange occurance? Maybe. I'll take it as I felt it.
Signe has a blog, Faery Tale that you should check out. Her experiences haven't stopped, which is what we can all hope for--wherever you go, you see magic in the world. Be still, be quiet, and listen. Respect Mother Nature, and take care of her, and connect with her. Faeries like chocolate, so stock up!