Welcome to "The Gods Are Bored!" What do you suppose the bored gods do on a sunny Saturday afternoon? Gosh, let's look at their busy schedules. Wow! The Ancient Ones are free and clear to come to a Faerie Festival. How very lovely!
Okay, in the last post we talked about how to get into a Faerie Festival with your faith intact. It's very easy, really, because who doesn't want to have a little fun? I've read the Ten Commandments, and I don't recall seeing "Thou Shalt Never Have Fun."
Faerie Festivals are fun. And they can be spiritual too. We'll get to that in a future post.
One of the very best things about Faerie Festivals is the people-watching. Academy Award Preview? Pish, tosh! No gooey gowns by snooty designers can match all the vivid and lovingly home-created faerie wear you see at festivals. In fact, your average Renaissance Faire pales in comparison, because there you're stuck in one time period. Faeries aren't chained to the Renaissance. Witness Exhibit A:
Yeah, Geezer Annie ought to be way past snapping photos of perfect abs. Sorry. She isn't.
And then you get the fun-filled youngster who has an idea that probably started as an ugly bridesmaid dress. Witness Exhibit B:
Yep! Despite Anne's inability to take a decent picture, you might see that this sweet teen is the Tooth Faerie, complete with toothbrush, toothpaste, and money on her wings. Almost makes you long for the dental chair!
Anne is a sucker for a sweet face. Look at this Vision in Blue:
Last but certainly not least, caught these two pretty matching sprites with the Moss Man:
Next time I go to a Faerie Festival, I'm going to invite the Wandering Hillbilly. He takes great pictures, and I bet he and his wife could cut a rug in the drum circle.
We at "The Gods Are Bored" want to issue our own Commandment: "Thou shalt compliment faerie costumes with great animation." Remember, these folks spent hours thinking up and creating this stuff. Let them know they done good!
THE MERLIN OF BERKELEY SPRINGS
AREA 14, STAR 14