I’m so excited to be writing to you… and about Snowflake!
There are many snowflakes in my life at the moment! Like billions of them! It is -23 degrees below 0 Celsius and we have at least a foot of light fluffy snow. Now that is cold, but not unbearable. Where I live, the climate is dry, so the cold does not go to the center of your bones and stay there, no matter how you try to evict the unwelcome lodger!! Now saying all that, we have sunshine that is so brilliant it makes each snowflake glitter, so much so, you are completely dazzled! What are needed on the sunny days with all the snow are Inuit snow goggles, the oldest sunglasses in the world, without the glass.
These wonderful little inventions stopped the Inuit or Eskimo people of the Arctic from snow blindness. They were made from bones, walrus tusks, sometimes call ivory or caribou antlers.
Maybe what we just need are the sunglasses of today!
When I saw the word Snowflake, my heart leapt.
One of my characters is called Snowflake. Snowflake is very special, she is part of a team, she is accepted and loved because one little fairy had a mission. That mission? No one would feel alone or unworthy.
Snowflake came into being in ‘Oyster Bay Ballet 2’, the second book in the Oceana series. Oceana was my first little fairy that I wrote about and it was her dance that was called the ‘Oyster Bay Ballet’. The second book is about Oceana’s second year at Fairy Summer School. ‘This is where the little fairies learned all sorts of arts, like music, dancing, choreography and painting, all sorts of things to inspire their imaginations.’
The second year brought two new little fairies, who Oceana took literally under her wings. When she asked what their names were.
The first one said, “I’m Crystal Ice. I’m from Yellowknife, far in the north, where there is more ice than snow and it is crystal clear.’
The second little fairy said, “My name is Snowflake and I am from Alaska, where there is more snow than ice, and sometimes the snowflakes are as big as a man’s hand. Did you know each snowflake is different? No two are the same.’’
Oceana laughed and then said, “I’m going to call you the Ice and Snow Fairies.’’ So this is where the Ice and Snow Fairies originated.
This is a story that shows what the Golden Rule is all about. ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’ This is where Oceana took the two little bewildered and apprehensive fairies and held them in great esteem showing them how wonderful they were and what they were capable of. They became friends forever, having many adventures, with stories to tell the world.