What, a Witch in the Nativity Play?
Most Honourable Casting Couch,
I would like to humbly submit my application to join the cast of the first annual Friends of Persona Paper Nativity Play . I would direct my request to Ellis as he seems to be the human in charge, but as an animist I have no barriers whatsoever to accepting that you are quite capable of making casting decisions of your own accord. And I feel sure you will waste no time in communicating your preferences at the appropriate time.
That being understood, I should like to put myself forward for the part of Melchior. While this part is normally played by a man, I do think I am uniquely qualified as a Pagan Priestess who recognizes Jesus as one of many wise souls who have lived among men over the years. It does seem fitting that those who take up the roles of the Three Magi at least know what a Magus is, after all!
I should say now that I just don't feel up to taking on the role of treasurer at the moment; Caspar will have to go to someone else, despite my pale appearance. And while I do have a family link to Baal through my mother-in-law, I don't think I'm quite the protector type needed for the part of Balthazar.
None of the names I usually answer to are a numeric equivalent to Melchior using gematria, and I must admit I don't think I'd be great with camels. But what the heck! The name means “king city” and I have spent most of my life in a really big city. That works, doesn't it? Besides, it's probably the least ironic part I could possibly play in a Christian Nativity Pageant . . .
So, what do you say?
Love and kisses and stuff,
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