In this episode, we'll explore the magic of spring. I'll share two stories: one from Europe and one from China in which the beauty of the natural world is both honored and rewarded. It's a message we all need to be reminded of after a long cold winter and an even longer pandemic. In these stories we see the creation and protection of the flower-elves who bring forth pure pleasure and joy.
"Goldenrod and Aster," in Phyllis' Field Friends: Flower stories, by Lenore Elizabeth Mulets ( Boston, MA: L.C. Page & Co., 1903).
"The Flower Elves," in The Chinese Fairy Book, ed. by Dr. R. Wilhelm (New York: Frederick A. Stokes, Co., 1921).
Cover illustration: Vogue Magazine cover, 1913. Music: The Snow Queen Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Copyright 2021 Kathy Shimpock. All rights reserved.
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