Tell A Fairy Tale Day is being celebrated today!
What better time than now to tell you about a unique experience I enjoyed while staying with the Franziskusgemeinschaft in Austria last November.
The community invited Eva Meierhofer, a professional storyteller, for an evening of fairy tales!
Eva came with a thick book of "the world's most beautiful fairy tales."
Also a strange little book, "Tales of Idiots, Poor, Beggars, Jews, and Gypsies."
Since I didn't understand all that much of the German, I could concentrate on Eva's pointy shoes and special umbrella.
The Feenhaar, literally fairy hair, played with a bow, gave ethereal music.
I think it is also called a psalter.
You can hear a sample of its music and see beautiful photos of how the instruments are made in Switzerland here: http://www.klangkunstwerk.ch/Feenhaar-Fairy-Hair
All the members of the Franciscan farming community gave it a try.
It was really a magical evening in rural Austria.
You can look for Eva Meierhofer on Facebook and see more of her special work.