The Happy Medium is a human being living on a planet in Orion’s belt. On this planet, everything is medium. At the same time, a Happy Medium is a person who feels happy because of not noticing bad things happening. The image of the happy medium is presented in the text several times. In one episode, Meg’s twin-brothers tell her to use a happy medium, which means to find a balance between two extremes. However, the Happy Medium shows Meg that in some cases, it is not an option if it is related to self-enforced ignorance. Besides that, the image of the Happy Medium plays a significant role in introducing the threats of the Black Thing. As the medium shows children the impact of the Black Thing, they become more determined to fight it and save Mr. Murry.
The Happy Medium in the Essays