Acceptable Deception

 

 

Deceiving people is wrong. Mostly.

 

You see there are times when it’s OK. Allow me to explain…

So, the littlest Strange has been losing teeth. And she has a penchant for writing notes to the ever generous fairies. See…

So, it seems only right to give her a reply…

And again…

All well and good. But ultimately, deceptive. Not true. A big fib if you will. In this case though, I reckon deception is better than honesty. My first draft was honest. I stand by decision to replace it with the one above before sneaking it under her pillow. See what I mean…

Sometimes it’s better to be deceptive.

 

It’s the same with magic. Obviously.

 

The raison d’être of magic is to deceive. Convincing people they’ve seen something magical and beyond rational explanation is akin to convincing a 5 year old that fairies are real and her former tooth is now landscaping in fairyland. And I reckon that that’s acceptable. If they knew how it was really done, they’d be disappointed. As disappointed as a toothless infant with shattered dreams and a pound.

 

 

So yeah. I reckon sometimes it’s acceptable to deceive.