... how the fairy-tale will effortlessly manage
to take you into its World ...
... it will lead us there, where the story it wishes to tell begins:
once around the World, where the earth, the sun and the rain
have – for millions of years, second by second – created the
wonder that is a tree and thereby the forest!
For us the fairy-tale stops time. Before our very eyes, it makes
trees grow and ﬂower, it makes the seasons change, from the
ﬁrst seed to the mighty trunk - all in a single moment.
... the fairy-tale whispers, “just come a little closer!” and with
the magic of its words it leads you into the midst of a veritable
wonder that has become reality: Where sunbeams
softly caress the leaves after a near endless journey. In this
transformation – similar to the harmony of two people whose
love creates new life – the power of the sun and the
power of the Earth unite, thereby bestowing on the leaf the
wondrous ability to give the World the breath it needs for life.
... the fairy-tale would not be the fairy-tale if it would not also
tell you of those invisible elements in every tree which make us
love them for evermore: the fairy! Tiny and delicate, the fairy is
adorned in a dress, ﬁnely-spun from the morning dew, from
the glitter of the stars and the rays of the sun.
A dress that breathes and drinks, that collects and radiates
warmth, and is bestowed with magical powers. How could it
be otherwise, after all it is tailored by Nature itself ...
Then one day...
... through evil magic the dress, and with it all the power it
possessed, is taken away and lost forever. This invisible
element of the tree is now thrown into the other World.
A World that is coarse and artiﬁcial. All of the ﬁne strings,
which connected Nature with people, are now broken.
„Do not be sad“,...
... whispers the leaf on which the weeping fairy rests.
“The sunbeams have already started to perform their miracle.
Together with me, they will conjure up a new dress for you -
it will be just as tiny, so very delicate and spun just as ﬁnely!
It will be made, as before, by Nature’s tender hand.”
And so it comes to pass: just a little magic sign later and the
sun, the earth and the fairy-tale are already starting a new
transformation – so pure, so natural, so clear.
... a blink of an eye later, the fairy is really clad in a fabric that
seems like a wonder come true: a fabric that breathes as if it
were alive, that invites the morning dew to dwell, and a
fabric that radiates the warmth sent by the sun.
... this moment on the fairy is visible and perceptible in every
pore, in every ﬁbre of this very special material which preserves
and protects Nature keeping it in a state worth living in for the
whole of creation.
„With the help...
... of this new dress”, the fairy-tale smiles while swinging in
a cup of ﬂowers, “the fairy has returned in this amazing,
incredibly wonderful cycle of life …
Copyright by ENEM GmbH., 2008
Publisher: Lenzing AG
Text: Folke Tegetthoff
Illustrations: Mojca Sekulic Fo