Forever follow the fanciful free flight of the fearie
I travelled to Ireland last spring, and we visited the Hill of Tara. We were standing by the Lia Fáil (Stone of Destiny) and we suddenly saw these two trees with all sorts of bits tied to the branches.
There’s a used bookstore just outside of the Hill of Tara, and the owner told us it was a Faerie Tree, and if you tie something to it, you will be able to communicate with fae and spirits. A few people in my group tied ribbons or bands around a branch. I left one of the long gloves I had been wearing—I have the other one in my room still.
“We do not want merely to see beauty, though, God knows, even that is bounty enough. We want something else which can hardly be put into words - to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it. That is why we have peopled air and earth and water with gods and goddesses and nymphs and elves - that, though we cannot, yet these projections can enjoy in themselves that beauty, grace, and power of which Nature is the image." - The Weight of Glory pg. 42-43.
Observations in Kensington Gardens Copyright 2013 Danielle Pajak Illustrations
Sometimes I make fairy houses.
Efteling, Netherlands ••• Faerietale Home
Fosterson Week: Day 1
Why You Started To Ship Them
I definitely didn’t start shipping them right off the bat. I thought Thor was a bit of a dick and Jane was way too cool for him. I wasn’t super familiar with their comic selves at this point, although I knew enough to know that there might be a relationship there.
What draws me to this ship is the empowerment that they give each other.
Thor constantly encourages Jane in her scientific pursuits, giving her all the knowledge that he can. He doesn’t value her as a small feminine creature he must protect. No, he values her as a person with her own goals and aspirations, as he demonstrates when he goes to get her equipment back from SHIELD.
Jane encourages Thor to be a better person- to demonstrate humility and kindness and thoughtfulness. He sees all these wonderful qualities in her and aspires to be worthy of her. She is something different- he’s a prince and has probably had women thrown at him for most of his life, but here’s a woman who doesn’t take his crap, and who treats him like a man rather than like a prince. I think that’s something that he never had before.
I don’t think that I had a specific moment when I thought “Yes, this will be the ship that ruins me.” I had a lot of small moments, Thor apologizing for his lack of respect in the diner, Jane’s completely accurate reaction to him kissing her hand, Thor covering her with the jacket before he went to the SHIELD facility… the more I watched, the more I liked.
And now this ship is indeed the ship that ruins me.