Dragon Breakfast

In case you don’t know the story, a wizard crashed our wedding reception in New York City.


This is the kind of thing that happens in New York City.

It was an un-invited wizard, seeing as we are good Mormons who don’t exactly go wizard chasing.

But he is also a famous wizard, walking the streets of New York and having made several big time appearances on the late night talk show circuit.

When he initially approached us, only his dragon would talk. Nathan had to make friends before the wizard would speak to us directly.

It was awesome.

We invited him to join our brunch party, and so he chowed down on some breakfast with us. We tried feeding the dragon, but the wizard said he was the keeper of the food.

Our wizard spoke in a deep voice with a slow drawl that was not quite Scottish.

He also occasionally yelled at airplanes.

It has been a long time since I laughed so hard as that.

Grateful for the free breakfast, the wizard suddenly stood and pronounced a wizard’s blessing upon our marriage, saying we would be rewarded for our good deeds and sincere kindness.

How do you respond to that?

He promised our lives would be full of laughter and joy, happiness and festivity, all because – as it turns out – dragons love breakfast.

An actress friend, also named Emily, gave us a little wizard to remind us of this unforgettable experience, and it made me smile when I unpacked it tonight.

I set it on the highest shelf, next to our binoculars, where together we can see the stars and remember blessings of happiness.

Oh, and to always share your breakfast with any passing dragons.


About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


Dragon Breakfast — 2 Comments

  1. I had wondered about how a wizard came to your party! Glad you explained that you are good Mormons. :)

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