I went to the magick shop to get new crystals and their crystal points were so exorbitantly expensive the same point I could get at the rock shop in Andersonville was 4 or 5 times the price here, wtf. And that magick shop was weird, they were selling some super bogus shit. But the polished crystal…
I’m curious how much you or others follow any particular magick guides or paths, or to what extent you just play it by ear…I know from reading your posts that crystals and plants are important to you…Also your recent post that mentioned the pain of Catholic rituals when religion has been so utterly colonialized and thereby turned ugly really touched me. I hope I am not reading too much into your words!
Anyway, I bring it up because today I’ve been listening to songs sung about and by princesses and witches while cleaning the house and trying to eliminate the residue from all the bad energy of 2011 and just trying to get in touch with a nice clean place to start the new year. I wish I could photoshop a picture of myself flying a Dyson vacuum across the moon…Now I need to burn some candles and clear out the vinegar smell…I also feel this urge to do something with salt, for some reason. I know I could pour some kosher over a lemon slice and scrub something or other, but I’m kind of ready to take a little bit of me time :P
We’ve got some feelings to feel and Fried Green Tomatoes and My Girl are getting WORN OUT over here. So what’s it gonna be?
Top Pick: The Color Purple
Also Life Is Beautiful, Up, and the Sesame Street clip where Big Bird finds out that Mr. Hooper died. None of those get the tears flowing like Fried Green Tomatoes though. Idgy Threadgoode, you have bee-charmed my heart.
ATTN: “You look great! Have you lost weight?” is not a compliment. I know it has been the go-to praise-route towards many women since the inception of puberty, but I’d like to put an end to it. Why do I hear this like a broken record every holiday?
You look great! How are…
I really appreciate this post, and only wish I had seen it earlier. A week ago, I visited my cousin and her hubz and kids for the baby’s first birthday. Her husband has lost a lot of weight, and my first impulse was to blurt out, “You look great! You’ve lost so much weight!”…Of course I know how fraught that evil little phrase can be, so instead I didn’t say anything at all. It’s really constructive to come up with other alternatives the way that this post does. If I had read this earlier, I might have had the presence of mind to avoid the whole problem.
My mom and I are both always ruining our manicures, so I thought we both needed a pair of nice gloves (the pair I bought for myself match an apron that she’s making for me). Since I was afraid that dish gloves would have too much of a “Have fun cleaning up after me!” implication, I also got her a nail lamp for drying manicures and some nifty solid lotion that you use by rubbing over your hands. Pretty fun stuff, right? I should probably add a bottle of nail polish just to tie it all together, but of course we already have plenty (can’t stop won’t stop never enough).