This is "Ta'Om the Poet" from Brian Froud's Faeries' Oracle.
Ta'Om is one of my favourite of the faeries. He reminds me of my husband...Not in looks, but in his soul...
Ta'Om wants me to see things as they really are, and appreciate them for their basic, simplistic message.
He's telling me not to be so serious - and I know that this is something that I really need to work on. It's been difficult recently, as everything we've been dealing with has required a certain amount of seriousness! I worry so much that it literally sucks the fun out of life, and Ta'Om is reminding me of this.
He wants me to laugh, and he wants me to return to being my old mischievious self, much like he is at all times. He is encouraging me to write, if only for my own eyes.
He tells me to put my heart and soul into living my life - something I haven't done in quite some time because of the limbo that we have been in.
He communicates all of this while running ahead of me, with a twinkle in his eyes.
For just one second there, he IS me...