"Magic Sandra’s seen a leprechaun, Eddie touched a troll, Laurie danced with witches once, Charlie found some goblins gold. Donald heard a mermaid sing, Susy spied an elf, But all the magic I have known I’ve had to make myself.” — Shel Silverstein (Where the Sidewalk Ends)

(Ann Blyth getting into costume, “Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid”, 1947)