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flax-golden tales: springtime wisdom imparted by flirtatious rabbits

March 23rd, 2012 by erin

springtime wisdom imparted by flirtatious rabbits

On sunny days in the spring I like to sit out in the field, usually with a book and a green tea lemonade. Sometimes the rabbits come very close like they want to see what I’m reading but this was the first time one of them actually struck up a conversation.

There were some almost-awkward pauses and a few clumsy remarks about the weather and he seemed like he might bolt back across the field at any moment, but eventually he settled down for a good long chat.

He mentioned that he doesn’t like carrots, which I found surprising but he called it a cartoon-propagated rabbit stereotype.

He nibbled clover while I sipped my green tea lemonade.

We talked about life and about change. About heartbreaks and choices and difficulties, spring-blooming, equinox rebirth and new possibilities.

He told me that he prefers to hop higher when the ground gets difficult to walk on. His tone suggested this was something of a metaphor.

In that mid-air moment, he said, it feels like flying.


About flax-golden tales
. Photo by Carey Farrell. Text by Erin Morgenstern.

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7 Responses to “flax-golden tales: springtime wisdom imparted by flirtatious rabbits”

  1. Of those that I have read, this is my favorite flax-golden tale :)

  2. Joseph says:

    This is the first flax-golden blog I have read, and it just made my day. Brilliant.

  3. Marcheline says:

    BOONYATA! That’s what we call bunnies at our house. Not that there are any bunnies AT our house, but… anyway.

  4. Joanne says:

    I just have to say I loved your book The Night Circus. Bravo to you. I would love to see a movie of your wonderful imagination.

  5. Mandy says:

    Love this :) As usual

  6. Mayada says:

    I am not expecting less from the author of The Night Circus :) You put life into words!

    That was one amusing tale :)

  7. EP says:

    I love this. Almost as much as my flirtatious bunny.