a/k/a The Executive Table
In early 1970, The Magic Users Club and Clamp Campus Detectives met to discuss my future webpages. At least that is what I fancy those poofters to be doing in that frighteningly quaint photo from my High School Yearbook (me, 2nd from right). To be honest, the truth was far far worse. I wonder what would have happened if I’d known back then, what was truly in my heart. There were spirits there, spirits buried so deep, that all my rich poetic sadness in those days only shrouded those spirits even more. If only I’d have known back then, that someday we would ALL be on The Wired….
There were no teenage girl superheroes back in those brave and terrible days…. no Lum in a tiger-striped bikini to rescue me from my richly deserved obscurity. No Sailor Moon or St. Tail, no Magic Knights or Belldandy, no Wedding Peach, and no Miracle Girls. No Hime-chan and her ribbon. Somewhere in my heart, I’m sure, their spirits resided, but at the time, none of their magic had come to life in my sorry little portion of the world. It took 20-25 brave and terrible years to bring those spirits to life. It took wondrous strangers in Japan to capture their light and make it shine for me. It’s curious how the magic of the world works.
— to be continued —