11.16.2007

Faerie Stories

"Makin' maple candy, Mama?"

"No, I'm making a sourdough starter. Even though you can't see them, there are all sorts of little animals all around us, smaller than mosquitos or ants..."

"And a man?"

"Much, much smaller than a man. And we're going to try to catch some. And then they'll eat some of the flour, and they'll blow bubbles in the dough so it will be nice and puffy when we make bread."

Sometimes the strangest fairy tales of all are the ones really believe.

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