Citation: Tinkerbell. "Rendezvous Avec La Fee Verte: An Experience with Absinthe (exp101446)". Erowid.org. Apr 28, 2020. erowid.org/exp/101446
I decided I wanted to try a new and legal substance so my attention immediately turned to absinthe. After much research, I found there were a lot of conflicting opinions about the absinthe sold in the US. Some claim the levels of thujone are too low to get the desired effects.
I poured a shot into a glass and diluted it with cold water. I observed the louche; the liquid transformed from a pale green to a white cloudy color. Then I added some sugar and stirred the drink. It tasted absolutely disgusting! I don't like licorice or fennel, so I wasn't surprised to find the taste unpleasant. I took a few sips before I had to chuck the rest down the drain.
I took a few sips before I had to chuck the rest down the drain.
I did feel a mild buzz. Almost immediately, I was stimulated and happy. It was a euphoria unlike any other-it was a giddy feeling, similar to alcohol minus the intoxicating feeling and similar to shrooms minus the panic. I was inspired to create art, but my dog wanted me to take her for a walk. I felt a subtle intoxication as I walked in the autumn weather. Then I just couldn't resist the urge to start painting. On the bottle of absinthe was a painting. I suddenly realized the painting was created with watercolors and absinthe. The absinthe tasted so bad, I decided to use it in my painting also! I figured the stuff might go to waste if I didn't. The only other use for it might be if a friend wanted to try some. I had no intention of drinking it again.
I painted la fee verte with watercolors and absinthe. I felt so artistically adventurous that I painted more freely than I ever had in the past. I admit I glanced at a few pictures of Tinkerbell for inspiration, but other than that, she was my original creation. I felt like I had super powers of observation. It was ironic because of the wormwood, but I started to notice patterns in wooden furniture!
After I finished painting, two hours had passed since consumption. This alcohol is truly the artist's drink. Now I know why Oscar Wilde's famous book The Picture of Dorian Gray was written about art. I was in a great mood the rest of the night. I was laughing a lot, and I can see why absinthe could be addictive if it wasn't for the horrible taste.
After a few hours, the effects lingered a little. I was still very content, and my vision remained super focused. I felt slightly uninhibited. I even started dancing when I thought about la fee verte and the romantic artistic expression of the French language. I took French for a few years in school so I am familiar with it. I was listening to a metal band called Byzantine, and all of a sudden I just started belly dancing! I think I was topless too. Good thing I decided to try this alone first!
Now I know why the experiencing is referred to as dancing with the green fairy. I enjoyed the experience, but due to its foul taste, I will not be indulging in it again anytime soon. I am inspired to create more art though. I'm glad the drink blessed me with the willingness to take my artwork to another level.
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