Well, she's not really a faerie. This is Luna Selene, the Goddess of the Moon. OK, an interpretation of the Goddess of the Moon. A friend who makes dolls made her for me.
Usually, dolls creep me out. Stuffed toy animals and statues don't affect me in the same way as cute, pretty dolls. Those dolls are the kind that will grow sharp teeth in the night and have you for a snack. The fact that there has never been a documented case of murder by doll means nothing to me; phobias are not rooted in rationality.
When Marissa gave Luna Selene to me she warned me that there was a doll inside the box. She also told me the doll's name was Luna Selene. Marissa knows about my phobia. I nearly dropped the box, but she asked if I would just trust her. I've known Marissa for ages, so I agreed to open the box. Honestly, my stomach was churning and I was afraid I was about to have my first-ever panic attack. How silly was that? But we are what we are.
So, I cautiously opened the box. I didn't say anything for a minute, just looked at Luna Selene. Marissa said, "Oh well...it's all right if you don't like her..." and I interrupted and said, "No, no...I think she's beautiful, exquisite. She doesn't scare me at all. She's a Crone, and her face is so wise and kind. How did you know?"
Marissa simply said, "I know you."
It's wonderful to have a friend who can see you so clearly and still love you, craziness and all.