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Around 1900. J M Barrie wrote:
" When the first baby laughed for the very first time, the lilt broke up into millions of pieces, changing into fairies, they were created to pass happiness around our world."
He also wrote "Peter Pan" I'm sure you all know what an effect that had and still has on the world.
Like most Pilots I took cat naps when-ever the opportunity presented itself.
It was my way of staying sharp, because on the odd occasion flying burned up loads of my energy and that turned out to be the cust of it all for me.
I have had a full life, full of adventure and a good family.
As I approached Retirement age, chronic fatigue become a problem, which I was obliged to report on my 6 monthly medical,
a full in-depth blood test and I was diagnosed with Haemochromatosis, a genetic blood Iron overload disorder.
I will not bore you with all the symptoms (You can Googal them). lets just say I had a high enough level of iron to start the only treatment "Venesection" as a fire brigade service. ( urgent )
So twice a week I turned up for a pint of blood venesection reducing to one day a week for a couple of years and now I get a venesection about every 8 weeks.
My doctor told me to get my affairs in order, as the nature of this genetic disorder is still a bit of a mystery and they are not sure what to expect, over the next year I developed arthritis in my fingers and wrist.
I had no other symptoms, but the doctor insisted it was my Haemochromatosis.
One day whilst driving my car, I had a feeling of sinking into my seat and it got dark around me, I managed to turn the key off and stop the car,
after a short period I was okay and drove home, I felt fine.
But on my next visit to the doctor I felt obliged to report the incident, he took further test and I went off home.
He phoned me the next day and said "my problem is attacking most of my organs now, enlarging them and causing irreversible damage and my immune system is breaking down allowing serious tissue damage.
hr said "I could come in and be hospitalised", which I declined, he said "I should do what ever I needed to do now"! he put the phone down saying "Terry you can now longer drive".
I sat and had a cat nap and when I awoke I felt fine, I went out and fed my chickens and as I climbed over the fence, standing at the top, holding on to a tree, everything just stopped for me and just as I crashed down to the ground, a silent message came to me from a Fairy in the tree.
but when I rolled over and got up again the message was gone from my memory.
That night when I went to bed I left the window and curtains open, to let the moonlight in.
As I lay there on my death bed the little Fairies called to me to come and leave this world of misery.
It was a starry starry night and the moon and stars where shining so bright another message came to me from a fairy flying close to me. She said " as your time is near the Fairy Queen has sent me here, to watch over you and call the queen, just as you pass and if you agree she will sprinkle fairy dust on thee and set you free and release your soul from this mortal plan and take you away to start again.
You cannot take your memories of earth away with you, they must stay here for your family to view, so I will show them all to you.
So there it was like a video: my birth, my Mother and Father Brothers and sisters Uncles and Aunties and all my friends
and everything I had ever done and now my death.
I must say it's strange to me that they should want my company.
very soon I'm sure you'll see I am just a memory.
My tale is told my song is sung,and a new fairies life is just begun.