Wanted: A Fairy Godmother

2013Cdolssfrtpg2Knocking around the Ohio Craft Museum this weekend, I bumped into a charming collection of fabric ladies seeking employment as fairy godmothers.  They were, in fact, called “Unemployed Fairy Godmothers” by their Columbus artist-creator Cyndy Sieving. Each one carried a tag describing her special magical powers.

Clarabelle Applegate, who promised to “Shazzam you into glam,” promised never to let her owner pass up a party. Winnie Burchfield promised to whip up love potions, and B.Q. O’Rourke, who loves to travel, promised never to let you fly solo.

Their offerings made me wonder:  If I could employ a fairy godmother this holiday season, what magical qualities would I be looking for?

I think I’d like a fairy godmother named Mabel Muse.

“Stuck on ideas for holiday hostess gifts?” she would say. “Never again tote a boring bottle of wine. Let me be your inspiration. Let me be your holiday sleuth. I will let you know the heart’s desire of each person on your list. Place me on your laptop for clever online shopping bargains and never-fail recipes with less than four ingredients.”

Yep. I would definitely hire Mabel Muse about now. What magic do you need from YOUR fairy godmother?

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2 Responses to “Wanted: A Fairy Godmother”

  1. Debra Says:

    My fairy grandmother would be Rita Reference. Ideal for any older graduate student who keeps breaking concentration, once it’s flowing, to look up how to format references, APA style. She would hover over my shoulder watching my keyboard and whispering the correct keys I should confidentially strike. Guaranteed not to lose points for incorrect formatting.

  2. Pat Snyder Says:

    Good one, Debra! I’ve been there with APA style. Hope Rita Reference is soon hovering over your shoulder.

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