The Lost Art Of Faerie Spirit Conjuring  

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Is it just me, or is something altogether uncanny happening in this photo?

I came across this striking image while doing research, and I am fairly certain that I have met the man in the middle...in New York City, not three years ago, a street magician on the corner of Broadway and 33rd Street...and yet how is that possible? The photo is at least a hundred years old. And what of the boy? The boy knows something. I'm quite sure of it. A secret that he finds both humorous and vaguely diabolical. Indeed, I am not so sure that he is a real boy at all, but perhaps a goblin, or a ghoul in the semblance of a human youth. A changeling henchman, perhaps?

But it is the woman to whom my eye is irrevocably drawn. Upon close scrutiny, it has become my belief that, when this photo was first taken, the woman was not there at all. I am growing more and more convinced that the man's hand, though it appears to rest on the woman's shoulder (or more aptly stated, appears to be supporting the lady, holding her in place), is in actuality clutching a handful of sawdust, chicory leaves, and ancient Celtic rune-stones; a sure sign that this photo is in truth giving us a rare glimpse of the lost art of faerie spirit conjuring.

Then again, I could be mistaken.

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2 comments

They all sort of look like ghosts, with all that fading and mystical shadowing. Perhaps they were people at one time, but they sort of look like vanishing images or just appeareds!

Love this. B

September 9, 2010 at 7:20 PM

Hmmm, very suspicious indeed! ;-)

September 12, 2010 at 8:31 AM

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