I am your one magic spell – and you have one only.
You cannot hurt or kill anyone,
Nor profit financially.
History cannot be undone,
Mankind’s basic physiology must remain unchanged.
Me: So, I can’t get rid of mass murderers or dictators or those who ruin people’s lives?
Spell: Definitely not.
Me: And I can’t change history so I can’t undo the referenDumb.
Spell: The country spoke – apparently.
Me: When you say ‘physiology’? Can you clarify?
Spell: Race, colour, creed, preference, appearance – nothing can change.
Me: I wouldn’t change that anyway but…
Me: Can I change attitudes?
Me: Then I can ask for a world where people can live peacefully; where wealth is distributed more evenly, where education is available for all, where we look after the poor, the disabled, the vulnerable and the young?
Spell: You can ask.
Me: You said I had one magic spell. How do I make the spell work?
Spell: Abracadabra doesn’t work, neither does clicking your fingers I’m afraid. You can put those sparkly red shoes away as well.
Me: It was worth a try.
Spell: That’s a part of the spell.
Spell: You won’t get anywhere if you don’t try.
Me: It won’t be easy will it?
Me: No matter what?
Spell: No matter what.
Me: On my own?
Spell: Oh no. There are many of you, but you have to find each other and work together.
Me: Are you absolutely sure we can’t get rid of the really nasty people?
Spell: Why stoop to their level?
Me: So nothing unpleasant then?
Me: But we can do it?
Spell: Jez. We. Can.