Saturday, September 12, 2009
The Very, Very Best Faerie of All
Welcome to "The Gods Are Bored," faerie funny, and very funny, since 2005! I believe in faeries to such an extent that my hands are raw from clapping!
Years ago I began writing this blog just to amuse myself, to "air my self-important grandeur," as Mark Twain might put it. I was well aware how many blogs are out there on the Net. I figured I'd never get any readers, but it didn't really matter. I type fast, and I have a little time to spare for self-important grandeur.
Something happened along the way between 2005 and now. Call it what you will, but I say it's magick with a "k." Readers started popping in and leaving comments. Then regular readers started leaving many comments. Then, at last year's Fairie Festival at Spoutwood Farm, people actually came up to me and said, "I read your blog." I've got dozens of Facebook friends who just befriended me because they read this blog.
And now books are arriving in the mail. Books for my students, who entered a classroom stocked with a pitiful, elderly supply of crumbling paperbacks. Books published in recent years. Books that tie into movies my students have seen.
There's a Faerie Godmother out there, benign and nurturing, who wants all good and wonderful things for all children. It might even have been the Faerie Godmother who led me to create and maintain this silly site. At any rate, she is rewarding me liberally... with your companionship, your friendship, and your gift of being kind to me.
I, Anne Johnson, therefore declare this upcoming week to be Intergalactic Faerie Godmother Week. Love your Mother, early and often, for it is She who guides you through this thistle-field called Life.