|The Bard Barbie|
...Stories of forbidden romance and tragic endings like that of Iseult's....
|Spellbound Lover Barbie|
And who can forget the enchanted world of faeries and dragons....
|Fairy Queen Barbie|
At times I still cling to such otherworldly tales just to escape the bleakness and stress of adulthood. Maybe that's why I treasure these dolls so much. I only acquired the first three dolls from the Legends of Ireland collection, but they're probably a few of the Barbie dolls I couldn't ever part with.
I have a particular fondness for the Bard. I'm not much of storyteller but I sure am an enthusiastic listener. Even as a child, I would always squeeze stories out of my aunts before bedtime. I can see myself getting lost in the alluring sounds of that golden harp as the Bard sings of stories from long ago.
Happy St. Patty's!