“demon pox. there’s always demon pox.”
image credit: the maine renaissance faire
(not me or my shoes, but she wore them well and they were clearly essential)
way back in march
when quarantine suddenly began
for some reason
the first things i immediately ordered were
a cherry blossom doormat and a pair of glittery shoes
(both are always good to have on hand during a pandemic)
the mat arrived quickly and is happily living outside my door
the shoes however have not yet made their way to my door
as it was determined that they are ‘non-essential’
and therefore will be delivered sometime late in june
one woman’s essential is another’s folly
all a matter of perspective.
“the first essential, of course, is to know what you want.”
image credit: MGM, The Wizard of Oz
when my laptop charger suddenly stopped working
and I couldn’t get it to fit snuggly into
the magnetic biggish hole thing with the connector dots on the one side of my computer
I reluctantly made a trip to the apple store and bought a new charger
I took it home, tried to plug it in, and got the same results.
I then took it to my local guys who work on apple stuff
asked how much it would be to replace that part
and instead of giving me a price
one grabbed a pair of tweezers
and pulled something out of it
“it should work just fine now.
it looks like a tiny piece of.metal, glitter? somehow got in the hole.”
well, come to think of it, I have had a few glitter ‘incidents’
where it was stuck to me or other people around me or on things…
price for the tweezer instant repair method. free.
“fortune is like glass – the brighter the glitter, the more easily broken.”
i went to the u of m dermo clinic
for my annual skin checkup
just how thorough they were
when 3 different docs
checked me out.
the first one asked,
“did you know that you have some glitter stuck to your back?’
the second one asked,
“how did you get glitter in your hair?”
and finally, the third, the resident doc asked,
“did you know that you have glitter on your feet?”
i think they all imagined that i’d been to a wild party
or secretly am a dancer as my second job
i really couldn’t attribute it to working with the kinders
now that it’s summer break.
i told all of them that i wasn’t really surprised
that it’s always on me somewhere
thanked them for letting me know
and for another clean bill of health.
i think it lightened things up a bit in their clinic.
“i must bridge the gap
between adolescent glitter and mature glow.”
image credit: instyle
after spending weeks
immersed in the world of fairy and folk tales
the fairy tea party
with magic apple tea, served in tiny teacups
fairy bread with sprinkles, unicorn cookies,
giant strawberries, and sparkly cupcakes
all served on real china
ready to be discovered
by the kinder fairy -folk
upon their return from the tower.
“fairies glitter my heart with giggles.”