"If you were out of a job in 19th century England and seeking new
employment, there was a chance you might find a peculiar advertisement
in the newspaper that read something like: “WANTED! Ornamental garden
hermit“. The profession would essentially require you to become a human
ornamental folly on the grounds of a wealthy family estate, whilst
living in a cave (or cottage, turret, hole, etc.), contemplating the
human condition and enchanting the occasional passer-by with your
presence at the behest of the landowner. Fallen on hard times and
looking a little too unkempt to work for fancy aristocrats? Fear not,
the more witchy and druid-like your appearance, the better!"
Via Esther Schindler.
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics