Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Positive End to 2009

I would like to take this opportunity to wish happy human holidays to all of those Felties who have relocated to the human world during the last two months. Feltie World News reported a record number of adoptions this season, especially among the more unusual Felties, like goblins, gnomes and sasquatches. Congratulations to all! May you be very happy during your stay.

Surely it is a positive sign that humans are responding to Felties despite their skin color, horns, or other unhuman aspects. While humans continue to deny each other rights based on age, color, gender, socioeconomic status, and beliefs, they are beginning to demonstrate better behavior at least toward the Felties in their midst. Every small kindness is a step toward greater compassion.

In other news, the Feltie Dryad Association held their annual Solstice fest after laying to rest the remainder of their fallen leaves in an enormous bonfire. Mead and honey ale were consumed in great quantities and the food, provided by Chef Cormac Cormorant, was superb. Toasts were drunk to the bounty and good fortune of the new year, and every Feltie present made their wish for the upcoming year by tossing a pair of old shoes into the bonfire. (For those unaquainted with the custom, old shoes are burnt to symbolize paths no longer trod, and the new shoes made by Harry Hornblopper, resident cobbler, are meant to take the wearer on to trails of great adventure). May you all find new roads to travel in the upcoming year!