Of faeries and predators

Thought of the day: The fey, as often depicted, have a lot in common with many predators at the top of the food chain: a sort of assured languid unrushedness, a sense of, “I don’t need to get worked up because of you. I know what I am, and I know what you are, too. And we both know how this is going to end.”

Particularly well-protected omnivores and herbivores, like porcupines, or turtles, have something of this, too, though not quite as strongly. The languidness without the sense of superiority, perhaps.

The Queen of Elfland just might see a jaguar or mountain lion as nearer to her equal than a human king or queen.

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