Call me nostalgic, I don’t care – I wanted to figure something out the old fashioned way. Forget the internet, reference books or Google answers; when random thoughts come knocking, nothing beats untainted pondering. I sent my daughter a text message reading “Help me out, are fairies vegetarian?”
It may be that as my daughter she saw nothing unusual about my question, it may be that I’m out of my mind,or it may be it was a damn good thought. It really doesn’t matter – I wanted to know if fairies were vegetarian, and I wasn’t about to “search” for an answer
Her initial gut reaction was the same as mine – fairies don’t eat meat and most certainly are vegetarian. Pondering begged the obvious question – then what does Oberon serve at his banquets? My son came home and I posed the same question – he replied “fairies don’t eat food” Hmm? Well what about the banquets, and why is it that we all know those who eat from a fairy table stay there forever? We wondered if fairies where presented with gifts of food, or if food simply appeared at their tables. We dismissed the idea of fairies hunting, certainly more comfortable with the thought of gathering seeds and honey. It was late so we agreed to sleep on it, fairy diets could wait until tomorrow.
Relatively sure fairies are vegetarian, my mind drifted to ponders of faith.It’s much too late now, but tomorrow I will ask my daughter if she thinks vegetarian fairy debates are any different from resurrection of Christ banter. Regardless, I refuse to “Google” any of it – tempted as I might be to search ” vegetarian fairy Jesus”.