The Color of Whimsy
What is the color of whimsy? Outrageous orange? Razzle Dazzle Rose? Fuzzy Wuzzy Brown? Bippity Boppity Blue? What is the sound of whimsy? Household appliances talking amongst themselves? Elves tap dancing on the roof? Stars tinkling like bells in the night sky? What does whimsy look like? A unicorn farm? A wizard living in your spare room? A secret stash of pixie dust?
When I opened a window whimsy blew in. The tea kettle, usually quiet and unobtrusive, began whistling Zippity Do Da. Then some of the neighborhood fairies gathered in my dining room for tea and Petit Fours and gossip. There was Hazel Tumblefluff, Nettie Bramblebell, Fiona Frostglitter, Pearl Dewdrop and Crystal Teaberry.
They prattled on about the goings on in the neighborhood. It seems Max Milkthistle, who knew all about herbs, was concocting a new remedy to cure something or other. Henry Horsefeathers, the fairy funmeister, was flying around trying out some new jokes. Then the chatter came to Petal Plumblossom, the fancy-girl fairy. She wore fancy clothes, fancy shoes, fancy hats and flounced around with her fancy airs. My guests found her most irksome.
Suddenly the tea and Petit Fours were gone and my friends said they must be off before Hyacinth Picallili realized their absence. Hyacinth would head straight to King Ober and Queen Mae to tattle and try to get them in trouble. The fairies said they would return and I was to make sure I had plenty of tea and cakes ready.
What is the color of whimsy? What does whimsy look like? Only you can answer that for yourself. Let your imagination and creativity jump start the fun. As I’ve mentioned in other posts, research has shown creativity, play and fun are key ingredients for good health and well-being. So, what color is your whimsy?
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