Return of the Flower Fairy


Residents of Anderson Island in Washington are being treated to visits by that most gracious of beings, a ‘flower fairy’.

Once, when I was about fifteen years old, a rather deluded young woman bought me flowers. Nice of her really. But since then, nada. Not that I mind that much. I’d much rather you brought me to the cinema these days. I mean seriously, does anyone buy anyone flowers anymore? Isn’t it all i-pods and dildos these days?
Unanswerable questions perhaps, but we do know that at least one American citizen is still romancing others around them. Or at least trying to spread a little sunshine.

Last spring flower bouquets and potted plants began appearing without explanation at the homes of numerous residents of this small island southwest of Tacoma. After a summer hiatus, the practice has resumed, island Fire Chief Jim Bixler said.

The return of the Flower Fairy

Damien DeBarra was born in the late 20th century and grew up in Dublin, Ireland. He now lives in London, England where he shares a house with four laptops, three bikes and a large collection of chairs.