“What does freedom look like to you?”
I let the question silently repeat in my head as I tried to ignore that the wind which had been blowing steadily from the west as I walked away from home stopped when I entered the intersection and was now blowing vigorously from the east.
Looking around, I noted the trees in the near and far distances continued to defer to the safety of the world I had left behind a mile ago by dipping towards the softly brightening horizon. The brighter the sky, the chillier the wind, and I shivered despite my preparations.
Continue reading “A Glint of Light”
The work completed in August paid off and I’m still here. As the year ended with more pots to cook than I have stove burners available some obligations would have to be fulfilled as sparingly as possible. I had wanted to get back into the DoMagick game, but didn’t want to stir up more trouble.
The December 2018 challenge is about as straightforward as it gets: Talismans.
I decided to buck my normal tendency to overcomplicate matters and make the most basic type of modern talisman using two things found in any grocery store: Paper and glue. What follows is the masterpost of entries for the December 2018 DoMagick Challenge.
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Technically, yesterday was the 30th day of my DoMagick Challenge regarding talismans. But yesterday ended on a strange pivot that effectively removed a third of the day from public review, so I took advantage of the New Year’s Day holiday to take some deliberate actions with some deliberate observations that I could report on.
I went to work.
Continue reading “Do Magick December ’18: Day 30 + 1 – Task Completed”
I tried to be lazy! I really, really did! *whining intensifies* But I was up at sunrise anyway. It’s (not at all) funny how the time-management seal has exposed many more interconnected problems and deficiencies I have regarding something so simple and buzzwordy as “time management”.
Well, that’s why it’s called “Work”, right?
Continue reading “Do Magick December ’18: Day 29 – Home Work”
Yay! Saturday! First task of the day: Be lazy as hell and sleep past sunrise.
So I don’t need to tell ya that I was up at sunrise, right? So much to do and only so many hours in the day to do it.
Continue reading “Do Magick December ’18: Day 28 – Priorities”
Fewer clients came in today, but those that did had stories to tell. Not all of them were concerns I could help with, but only sympathize. Some of the social chit-chat I found myself entangled in were about topics that was out of season now that winter has actually arrived in my area.
Continue reading “Do Magick December ’18: Day 27 – Making Sure Nothing Happens”
According to my much revised schedule, I should have had at least four sigils entered into the mini-book and much more dramatic effects to report by now. Instead I have three sigils entered, and I find myself consciously bucking the most active of them.
I’m still marking the effort as a success even though there are four more days left to observe and record.
Continue reading “Do Magick December ’18: Day 26 – Disappointment”
I took some time before the work day actually began to retrieve and open the mini-book to the red time management seal. I read and spoke the latin words written in it as solemnly and softly as I could in the office. I then put the mini-book back in my wallet and began the day with purpose and vigor.
So of course, the day went to shit.
Continue reading “Do Magick December ’18: Day 25 – Limitations”
Of the three things that were on my To Do list this morning (not counting coffee), the first one fell flat because I realized that it is a calendar sensitive task that can only be worked and completed on a Saturday. The second took longer to do than I had anticipated. And the third will have to wait until the second one is completed.
Continue reading “Do Magick December ’18: Day 24 – Time Enough?”
The problem with “Set & Observe” operations is that observing can be boring to do, boring to ponder, and even more boring to report. And yet, that is my report for the day as the passive sigils didn’t have anything to overtly influence. As I don’t “do” Christmas, today has been more of an extended weekend than anything else. The day passed quietly and peacefully, which is the gift I have been needing for months if not years.
Continue reading “Do Magick December ’18: Day 23 – An Idle Day”