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 Iโ€™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 doesnโ€™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.

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. Photo by Carey Farrell. Text by Erin Morgenstern.

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Allison Quering · March 23, 2012 at 11:04 am

Of those that I have read, this is my favorite flax-golden tale ๐Ÿ™‚

Joseph · March 23, 2012 at 12:29 pm

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

Marcheline · March 23, 2012 at 2:26 pm

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

Joanne · March 23, 2012 at 10:29 pm

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.

Mandy · March 25, 2012 at 8:43 am

Love this ๐Ÿ™‚ As usual

Mayada · March 25, 2012 at 6:21 pm

I am not expecting less from the author of The Night Circus ๐Ÿ™‚ You put life into words!

That was one amusing tale ๐Ÿ™‚

EP · March 31, 2012 at 1:29 am

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

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