Pigsty, Giraffes & Margarine: Imaginary Friends & Loneliness

Pigsty, Giraffes & Margarine: Imaginary Friends & Loneliness

Show Notes

Four-year-old Eliana Pauls wrote a story during the pandemic. It was about her best friend – a fairy named Sapphire. The fairy had wings, hair of gold, and like Eliana, they both love the colour blue. While Eliana is a real little girl who can be seen by anyone, Sapphire, the fairy, cannot. She can’t be seen during regular times and never by people who don’t believe in fairies.
 
But once in a blue moon, when the conditions are perfect, she appears with her suitcase. And if you are very lucky, like Eliana, and believe in fairies with your whole heart, you will see her.
 
Another thing that Eliana and Sapphire the Fairy have in common is they both believe and they have faith in imagination. Imagine your way out of loneliness. It worked for a four year old girl name Eliana, who is a real human being, and Sapphire the Fairy, who had forgotten what it was like to believe in humans. 

Major Sources Include:
1.
Interview with Kelly Kenney Dec 20, 2020
2. Interview with Emily Pauls Dec 22, 2020
3. Interview with Dr. Marjorie Taylor Dec 17, 2020
4. Exploring Calvin and Hobbes. An Exhibition Catalogue, Bill Watterson, Jenny Robb; Yukon Ho! A Calvin and Hobbes Collection, Bill Watterson
5. Imaginary Companions and the Children Who Create Them, Marjorie Taylor
6. Imagination: The Science of Your Mind’s Greatest Power, Jim Davies

Host and Writer: Peg Fong
Director: Callie O’Reilly
Theme music: Ian Lefeuvre and Ari Posner
Engineer: Geoff Devine
Producers: Debbie O’Reilly and Guillermo Serrano
Executive Producer: Terry O’Reilly

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Network and powered by Acast.

Show Notes

Four-year-old Eliana Pauls wrote a story during the pandemic. It was about her best friend – a fairy named Sapphire. The fairy had wings, hair of gold, and like Eliana, they both love the colour blue. While Eliana is a real little girl who can be seen by anyone, Sapphire, the fairy, cannot. She can’t be seen during regular times and never by people who don’t believe in fairies.
 
But once in a blue moon, when the conditions are perfect, she appears with her suitcase. And if you are very lucky, like Eliana, and believe in fairies with your whole heart, you will see her.
 
Another thing that Eliana and Sapphire the Fairy have in common is they both believe and they have faith in imagination. Imagine your way out of loneliness. It worked for a four year old girl name Eliana, who is a real human being, and Sapphire the Fairy, who had forgotten what it was like to believe in humans. 

Major Sources Include:
1.
Interview with Kelly Kenney Dec 20, 2020
2. Interview with Emily Pauls Dec 22, 2020
3. Interview with Dr. Marjorie Taylor Dec 17, 2020
4. Exploring Calvin and Hobbes. An Exhibition Catalogue, Bill Watterson, Jenny Robb; Yukon Ho! A Calvin and Hobbes Collection, Bill Watterson
5. Imaginary Companions and the Children Who Create Them, Marjorie Taylor
6. Imagination: The Science of Your Mind’s Greatest Power, Jim Davies

Host and Writer: Peg Fong
Director: Callie O’Reilly
Theme music: Ian Lefeuvre and Ari Posner
Engineer: Geoff Devine
Producers: Debbie O’Reilly and Guillermo Serrano
Executive Producer: Terry O’Reilly

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Network and powered by Acast.

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