The Fairy Fort has changed as well. Last summer we had to dig up our backyard because of our septic system.
All is good now, and we are starting over. We have some new flowers in the Fairy Fort, and a few of the old ones. Sadly, the beautiful crape myrtles are gone from the center of our yard. Our little Fairy Fort is treeless. However, we still have the beautiful crape myrtles that line the fence in the yard (safely away from the septic lines).
I said before that the Fairy Fort is a metaphor for my life. I have had to adjust my thinking about the Fairy Fort. Perhaps my life IS a fairy fort. Some things change. You lose a few trees and gain a beautiful birdhouse. People come and go out of our lives; the way we use our time changes; and somehow possessions are not so important anymore. Starting over is more important.
From this perch, there is a new perspective on the Fairy Fort (and life). I am still de-cluttering. I am still a perfectionist and a procrastinator. I have not given up. I am still trying. And I am still improving my thinking and my life.
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