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Fairies

Life is too short to dismiss the possibility of fairies.

I’ve never seen one.

And the imposter within me doesn’t even believe.

But I’ll never stop looking.

I’ll never stop pestering my children to look.

And when we find such magical lands as this…

I’ll look harder.

Ps: This is a public garden about twenty minutes from my home. Isn’t it the most beautiful place?

xx Brooke

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Darling Day 31. The Land of Darling

Come with me to the land of darling.

A place where night-lights watch over sleeping babes.

A place where laughter skips ’round the edge of the world, looking for a new soul to leap into when the time is right.

The land of darling.

You just never know what magic we’ll find there.

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You’d have been there before, I’m sure.

The last time you laughed.

The last time you cried.

The last time you tripped over a boot in the hall…

The very boot you couldn’t find last week.

Darling, hey?

Darling can be so many different things.

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Which is why I’m sad to see this day come.

A sweet kiss goodbye to the darling that’s flooded 31 of my days.

It’s been hard. I’m not going to lie.

But I look at all the darling that’s come from it and…

Well.

There aren’t really any words to describe that kind of wonderful.

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And so, we come to the final curtain.

The bit where we all hug and giggle, and I say:

It’s been super nice to meet you. Super nice to share the darling of my days.

I wish you a million more darling days of your own.

Because darling happens all the time to those who open their hearts wide enough.

And now you know what darling looks like, how it feels…

I dare you to catch it and fly.

You know you want to.

Lots of love,

xx Brooke

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Darling Day 26. Days Like These

Dear world—you’ve really gone and done it this time.

Just look at all the sun-drenched wonder you’ve strung about my life today; I mean, really.

What is it that you do to me? How is it that you fill my heart with so much glitter and starlight?

And you don’t even seem to try.

Darling, darling days, like these.

That’s how.

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What a gift this day was for the little boy who swung, and slid and jumped.

For the toddler girl who ran and ran and ran, like the cutesie bubble of dynamite she is.

For the Dad who sipped coffee like liquid gold, and lifted his face to the warmth of the sun.

What a gift it was for me, too.

And probably for the fairies. (Don’t tell me you don’t believe in fairies, now.)

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Autumn does this to me, you know.

Takes my heart in her hand and rings it like a hand-bell.

Shakes me up in a cup of her magic dust—cut from the moon and the sun and the stars…

And leaves.

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And more leaves.

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Who knows what that magic is, dear world. I bet you don’t even know, yourself.

But it’s just so beautiful.

And gentle.

Like a breeze that fills the air with the song of the birds.

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Darling days.

Never did I think they could be so sweet, but here we are, once again.

A day so darling and bright.

A day to fill this heart of mine to overflowing.

It really has been that darling.

And…maybe a little random, too.

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