The new things, once found, are immediately placed in glass. Carefully captured in jars or frames depending on their nature and size.
Then they are catalogued and organized for preservation.
Before they have a chance to grow wild.
With time they will harden and dry and become extremely delicate.
(More so than they were before, but such matters are not discussed.)
So delicate they must remain contained.
To free them after glass is all they’ve ever known would be disaster.
It’s safer this way.
They would agree, if they could understand.
About flax-golden tales. Photo by Carey Farrell. Text by Erin Morgenstern.