Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Eve magic

Perhaps you'd like to know how the laundry faeries spend New Year's Eve? Well, I'm going to tell you anyway.

First, we find a beach. (In the Puget Sound region, this isn't overly difficult.) We carry with us warm clothing -- this ain't no sunny Southern California beach -- and a light, perhaps a bit of a nosh, and most importantly a small bottle of bubble blow, with a wand. Gotta have a wand to do magic, right?

Now, we use the light to find just the right spot on the beach. It's one of those you'll-know-it-when-you-see-it sorts of things. We stand on the edge of the surf, close our eyes, and visualize as strongly as possible the brightest desired event for the year to come. Then we raise the bubble wand and "blow out" the event into the bubbles; this can be repeated several times for best effect. The bubbles may bear out the event onto the wind, in which case it will happen swiftly and unpredictably; or into the sea, in which case it will happen slowly but surely like the tides.

Then we dance upon the beach like children of the night. Because we're silly.

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