Imagine a Leprechaun

rainforest 085We slept in the Washington Rain Forest. I have never visited a rain forest but I’ve been to Ireland and Scotland – the lands of leprechauns and fairies. I have washed my face in a Scottish stream, under a bridge where fairies live. And oh, I could feel that same magic in the rain forest.

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I knew there was the possibility of unseen people who quietly and gently move among the giant trees, the moss covered roots, the shamrocks. People who like to sit a spell and listen to the silence and breath in the cool, moist air. People just big enough to perch on a seat growing from a decaying stump.

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I heard laughter and friendly greetings but when I turned around all I saw was moss covered trees and stumps. Not even the ferns divulged their movement.

rain forest 024I wanted to believe – I wanted to believe more than anything, but how do I believe in something I can’t see or feel or hear. Ahhh, but I did hear them and then I saw something more. Could this be where they live?

Yes! but I didn’t violate their sanctums. I didn’t try to enter places that have taken hundreds of years to produce and can be destroyed in seconds. I quietly packed our things and we left. We stopped at the entrance –

And there he was. Sitting on a rock, legs crossed, intently sewing a strap onto his green bow tie. Meet Timothy, a real leprechaun who lives in the rain forest. We had a nice chat and he told me how to contact him so I can share the photos with him.

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Imagination is such a wonderful thing. Your imagination may be triggered by reading some of the other responses to WordPress Daily Prompt – Imagine.



17 thoughts on “Imagine a Leprechaun

  1. Lovely post! Your photos captured the atmosphere of the place….I could smell the moss, hear the water trickle, and enjoyed the wander….and the leprechaun was the trump card! 😉


    • Strange – he asked if I would send him the photos and gave me an e-mail address. I now realize that it was not a working e-mail and am beginning to question in my mind if he really existed. 😀


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  4. What a delightful post! Wonderful in every way, and the serendipity of him being there is magical in the most everyday way…I love it when that happens. Thanks for sharing the rain forest with us. It really is a remarkable place. One of my favorites to visit. Last time I went, my brother got worried because he waited while I took the mile loop, and a single, level mile took me two hours. I got totally lost in taking photos of fungi and other tiny wonders in the moss and layers of nature. It was like I stepped out of time into a magical world indeed.


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