THE GREEN FAIRY
First published as THE LEGENDE OF THE GREENE FAERIE.
© 2002, Valrita M. Fournier; All rights reserved. 2ND Edition Published April 22, 2013
If you love Fairytales, but are looking for something with a little more substance to it; The Green Fairy is for you.
Suitable for the young and old, it is a multifaceted, multi-layered story. Its main theme centers around successfully winning the environmental struggles we face through an enlightened self-interest that recognizes that such success comes only through cooperation rather than coercion and through the sharing of responsibilities to keep the world green.
While it is a story about serious matters including many sub-themes: the importance of water, the intelligence of nature, life, death, birth, love, extended family, bullying, overcoming fear and finding courage, female leadership, the harm of greed and the hunger for power, forgiveness, continuity, oral tradition and more. All of this is wrapped in the non-threatening package of a fairy tale.
It begins with the birth of the Green Fairy and the passing of her mother, the Emerald Queen. The Emerald Queen’s time has come as the great forests of the world are stripped away.
The little fairy girl who inherits sovereignty over the natural world from her mother carries upon her shoulders the responsibility of keeping the world green. As the Queen transits to another world, her crown falls into the mud and is swooped up by Shadow Things (Emblems of self-centered desire to control the natural world for excessive gain). The Shadow Things mistakenly believe having the crown will give them control of the Earth.
Meanwhile the fairy child is raised by nature herself; she grows up in an idyllic valley, where friends of fin, fur, feather and flower surround her and she finds, in her life, a wealth of joy and beauty.
Lullaby of the Flowers (sung to the fairy baby by a ring of flowers that protect and nurture her)
Sun Song (Happiness, Happiness) sung by the growing fairy in her joy of living in the valley.
The Russet Elf, a shy leaf painter, watches her from his hiding place in the rye grass. One day they meet and fall in love.
Narrative: Many a Day, though she did not know…
You Make my Heart Leap song--The Elf’s song to the Fairy.
The Shadow things realize that the crown is a thing of no use. They decide that they must kill the Fairy because her living power is in their way.
Narrative: Attack…(One day, the sky would not clear…)
The eagles warn the Fairy about the Shadow Things
The Fairy shows her courage and leadership. She attempts to rally her supporters to her defense but
The Shadow things attack and wound her.
She lies bleeding on a bed of red roses.
Devastated, the Elf sings a song to his beloved fairy:
Hold Fast to Me Song
The world begins to dry up. There is a threat that everything will die, and greenness will totally disappear.
Narrative: The World was growing bitter hot.
Finale: The Shadow Things begin to suffer and realize that it is in their own best interest to keep the world green. With the Eagles, the Shadow Things fly to the Arctic, returning with glacial ice for the Fairy. She is restored, and forgives them.
Forgiving you is a Gift I give to Me Song
Narrative: As the fairy grew in strength and beauty and grace; The world became a happier place.
The Elf and Fairy marry and their wedding is seen by the Emerald Queen, from a distant life, Little Elfairys are born and gather around the tree to listen to the story of how their mother kept the world green. The whole story then ends with a song exhorting the viewer/listener to choose life and peace above all.
Legend of the Green Fairy (Now called The Green Fairy) has been performed live, as a musical story at venues, festivals, and other events, ranging from the First Artivist Film Festival in Los Angeles to the Lake Simcoe Conservation Festival & more.
The creator of the story: Words, Music, Illustrations, Narration etc. is Valrita Fournier. She can be reached at email@example.com
The singer is Ahva Marton (http;//ahvamarton.com).
The Current audio production is just under 1 hour, consisting of the 12 Narrative sections and 9 songs.