Fairy rings are a naturally occurring ring of mushrooms. They are also known as pixie’s rings, faerie circles, or elf circles. The English believed that fairy rings were where fairies came to dance and celebrate, the mushrooms of the rings were used as stools for the fairies to recuperate during the evenings festivities.
I would run wildly down this leaf-covered lane squealing with joyful abandon if I could Apparate here, and then I would sit on that grassy green hillside behind the barn and stare at those trees until the day I died.
photo by Jim Block. I think.
This feels like an image out of the dreams of my childhood
shirley temple writing in her room
I adored Shirley Temple as a child. She was kind of my idol. The last few days I have been thinking back on childhood memories and realizing how much the things I liked then impacted my world view, and the effect they continue to have.
I also think it was girls like Shirley Temple and the fictional character Sara Crewe that made me want curls so badly.