January 5. 2010
While the Elven Way is also often referred to as the Yielding Way
and we elves, particularly in our youth are often noted to
be somewhat easy (okay, a lot easy), finding each other
in a world full of normal folk is seldom easy and more than one
elf has spent a good deal of their life feeling isolated and alone,
wondering, indeed, if there are really any other elves in the world.
Alas, beloved, this is to be expected. We are unique and rare individuals
and even though we might, as many of our kind do in their youth,
try to fit in with and merge with normal culture, the normal folk,
though they are seldom consciously aware that we are elves, in fact,
due to their belief that we elves do not exist, cannot be conscious
of our elfin nature, nonetheless, inwardly sense that we are different
from them and anything that is different, frightens them. And while
a relationship with a normal person seems somewhat inviting in our
loneliness, it never can, in the long run, fulfilled our true inner
need for each other. The truth is that, like caviar, we elves are
an acquired taste.
This is not because we are against relationships with normal folk
(did we mention that were easy?), nor that we look down upon
them, but quite the contrary. It is they who find our aura of magic
unsettling, which if they were only open to it, wed be glad
to share with them.
One might wonder why we elves, who so hunger for relationship, and
for whom relationship is nearly the be all and end all of life,
our purpose and our goal, crystallized in the word Love, would be
born in a time when there are so few of us, and in circumstances
that often make it so difficult for us to find each other. But this
is a sacrifice we undertook willingly before coming into this world
and these lives, so that we might awaken that bit of Elfin that
lives within so many, and help guide the world to a better tomorrow.
In other words, we do this for Love.
It is also true that the vast majority of elves are enchanters and
it is only natural that in order to develop our skills in enchantment
we would chose to be born in circumstances that challenge our abilities.
Thus, as an example, if we wish to develop our abilities at charming,
we might choose a life wherein we have not fame, nor fortune or
good looks to depend upon and instead must rely entirely upon our
ability to charm others, that is develop our personality to its
most enchanting form. Although it must be said, that one must be
a truly great enchanter to take on that challenge and most of us
choose challenges that are not quite that severe.
This also accounts for the fact that while in fiction we are pictured
as beautiful, slim, beings that almost anyone would hunger to be
with, in this current reality we are not always so. In Elfin, the
land of our soulful spirits we are ever gorgeous, but in this world
our chosen challenges and our shapeshifting abilities often make
us less so. Still, it is also true that in each others eyes
we are always beautiful and this is in part a test, for if someone
can see our true beauty, we know they are truly elfin kind.
And we seldom undertake such challenges alone. We often manifest
together, in pairs or more, and it is rare that in the course of
our lives that we do not find the others that came in with us, that
is that are meant for us. Of course, the quicker we perfect our
particular magical skills the quicker this can happen, but even
in the case where (hypothetically) we might fail altogether, it
is seldom that we dont have a back up system that kicks in
automatically, sending out a beacon/beckon that brings our kindred
rushing to our sides. And in those rare cases where one might choose
to go though life without another to the bitter end, we will always
find each other once again in Elfin.
The Silver Elves