The dolls and I were having important visitors today. One of the visitors was going to entertain us. The dolls were so excited. But since they weren’t sure what to expect, they were a bit scared too. They trusted me and wanted to please me though. So when they entered the room, it was kind of like the ants song.
Ants go marching is a popular song loved by all kids. Here are the lyrics : The ants go marching One by one Hurrah.. hurrah.. the ants go marching one by one…
They came into the room to get out of the rain. And to stay near me.
Our special visitor was a huge fan of the Amazing Kreskin .and wanted to show us what it was like to be in the show.
Kreskin performs trick with a plastic duck, ball and cards and discusses hypnotism and the use of magnets- The power of suggestion’. The audience participate…
At first he had the dolls sit in chairs and one by one, he sat in front of them, like Mesmer would have. He sat across from them, gave them a drink, and held their arms and soothed them till they calmed. It was like he was feeding them his energy too.
Then he had them stare at their telos
like Braid would have and explained patiently why he was doing things this way. His voice was soothing as he told them he wanted their minds to be his for a while. and not just have them think they should be good dolls for me.
They weren’t too sure about that. How could a doll do anything that their owner would be unhappy about?
But eventually, they realized he had no malicious intent, so they lent their mind to him. Or so they thought.
And we all watched as they raised their arms or legs to his command, then did something I’d only seen on tv before or at Oktoberfest dances…
To the dolls, they were sitting waiting for my next instruction or for the show to be over. They didn’t seem to be aware that they were the show.
He had one command word he and I had discussed before for the dolls, then he “woke” them from their trance.
The dolls looked at me for instruction, then blushed as it all flooded in. I smiled and gave each of them a kiss on the forehead and they were instantly soothed. Just as the visitor and I had arranged.
The show was over, so we had some tea and shortbread cookies and then the guests went home.
It was a lovely day for us. I could swear I heard old music in my head though…