過去世のお話 — 妖精編・続編 — 空想の世界に住むポピーちゃんその後

Though only 6 years old she believes that she is a grown-up, yet her physical ability is mercilessly limited. This fact causes her a huge frustration and discourages her from trying new things, as she often says ‘I can’t do this because I don’t know how to’.
‘Accept Poppy as she is and praise her for small progress, like what she has done for the day. That’s where you can start’ Miyabi Kei encouraged me.

‘You know’ Miyabi Kei continued, ‘this girl will not choose any ordinal paths. She won’t choose to be an admin girl in an office, for example.’ For Poppy’s sake she would rather choose a highly professional occupation and blossom in it. In this society where we are expected to adopt the system, Poppy will face difficulties as she grows older because of her soul’s purity and innocence. She will need to reach where similar souls live, and very likely that’s where people from privileged background with good faith belong. So I joked that she would become a sommelier and marry a winery owner.

The winery I referred here is called Orbelus Organic Winery, the first Bulgarian winery certified as organic. They take utmost care of the local eco-system and its sustainability. We set up a small wine business ‘SOFIASTAR’ to work with them and they call us ‘family’.

The director is working on a project to build an eco-tourism destination which creates employment to the region. I couldn’t help thinking that the path was laid when Poppy, the relay between nature and human world, joined our life.

Poppy says she is happy in Japan and not willing to go back to the UK, never. “If I am to choose it’ll be either Japan or Bulgaria, no chance for England.’ Looking back, Poppy was always grumpy and miserable in the UK although that’s where she was born and raised most of her life. The tantrum could kick in from the moment she got up until the moment she went to bed. Miyabi Kei pointed that the city she resided in England might have been too urban for her. She was possibly better off in Ireland where Celtic myths still remained in the air. She has found a peace of mind because the present environment is countryside and people are relaxed. This is where she feels at home.

Poppy has made many good friends who she can open her heart. Hard to believe how much she has changed. Our little Poppy is starting primary school this spring and this means she needs to learn discipline. A case worker who checked Poppy said ‘She has a great difficulty to comprehend her tasks and bring herself to get on with them. This could possibly suggest that she has spectrum.’
Miyabi Kei suggests that she is better off in a small class environment where she can thrive as she is. At present we have no options but the local primary. We hope she will come across teachers and children willing to support her. For sure she will be loved for her innocence.
I want to believe we are in the right place and doing the right things to protect her world and make her happy.

 

After all, there is nothing more important than family.

Miyabi Kei told me that Poppy was making a firm eye-contact with her. This meant that Poppy felt that Miyabi Kei was, well, just like her. Poppy appeared relaxed and happy in the session with a person who she could trust so much so she put her guard down completely. Perhaps I would simply say that Poppy made a lovely new friend!
 We, as parents, still do not have a full grasp of our little daughter. Yet the session taught us that our daughter was an extra ordinary and we were blessed for having her in our life.

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