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.



At September 13, 2009 , Blogger YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

is there a list?...let me know how to send them to you..
i heart fairies..

At September 13, 2009 , Blogger Anne Johnson said...

Granny, here's what I want you to do. Set aside any money you'd want to spend on books for my kids, and treat your beautiful kitty to more lion cuts and cat treats. That will make me happy.

At September 13, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey! I've just recently started reading your blog and I was wondering: do you consider your deity (ies) of choice to be personal or impersonal? Does that sort of thing translate over into Paganism?

At September 13, 2009 , Blogger Anne Johnson said...

I'm not quite sure what you mean by impersonal. If by impersonal you mean distant and indifferent, no. Distant and indifferent deities deserve boredom. And my deities aren't entirely personal, because I share Them with others who feel Their presence. It is possible to have a deity Who is entirely and exclusively your own, but it's more fun to share.

At September 13, 2009 , Blogger Sarita said...

Maybe my local faeries heard about your post. They stole my flashlight.

Or maybe they stole it because I made them a home in my backyard and even offered them a bit of tasty bread my mom made...

Whatever the reason, I am having fun with them. Or they're having fun with me. One or the other. :P

At September 13, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess what I meant by personal is like the god of the big three (monotheistic)religions is supposed to be like: all concerned with each individual person. By impersonal I mean like how some thought that god just wound up the universe and then walked away from it all.

At September 14, 2009 , Blogger Maebius said...

Happy Intergalactic Faerie Godmother week to you as well!

I'll be dusting off my wand and bibbity-boppity booing around the house now today with that mental image. :) My wife will surely thank you for that.

and congrats on another successful blog post. one more fleck of bloggy pixie-dust to work the Deeper magic that is TGAB. :)


At September 14, 2009 , Blogger Anne Johnson said...

Maybe my readers can help me, but I can't think of any religious path in which the believers think a deity just wound everything up and then took a powder.

At September 14, 2009 , Blogger Sarita said...

There are actually people who do believe that some God started the universe then sit back and doesn't take any interest in us or do anything anymore. I can't remember what they're called, but I remember one college history professor saying that many of our Founding Fathers believed this.

At September 14, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am talking about Deism. (I am supposing they[Deists] were thinking of the Christian/Jewish god)

At September 15, 2009 , Blogger Anne Johnson said...

See more recent posts regarding this author's ability to conduct deep thinking.


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