Thursday, December 6, 2007
In the cluttered basement of an eccentric's estate sale, I happened upon a very old book about the Cottingly Fairies. The book examines a series of photographs from 1917 that capture a pair of girls frolicking about with faires and gnomes. Much ado has been made about the authenticity of the shots, but they remind me of a song by one of my favorite Seattle songwriters, Bill Patton. His beautiful, meandering version of Black Sabbath's "Fairies Wear Boots" is almost enough to make you believe.