I have had to be away due to 2 brief illnesses as well as the holidays. Holidays are hard enough but battling illnesses at the same adds to the frustration. I’m not completely well physically but I will be fine!
I have been clearing bookshelves in my off time. I had forgotton much of what I had and I needed to dust anyway. The majority of my books have been boxed up because I simply don’t have room for all of them. I have two different categories of books 1) My books that I will NEVER give up and 2) books I have listed on www.paperbackswap.com . If you have excessive books this is the way to go! Check it out.
As I was going through my books I thought if something were to happen to me and my daughter had to go through all of this stuff what opinion would she form of me just based on what I read? That’s an interesting thought, isn’t it? I have poetry, humor and esteem-building/thought provoking books as well as my “secret” books that I dont’ really display. They’re not adult in nature, not that kind of secret. Being a pagan I have things that are not mainstream. Divination, spirit communication, astrology, recipes for non-food helps in magic… My daughter knows I follow a pagan path, but she doesn’t really understand it. I have introduced her to it but she’s 15 and able to make her own decisions about the path she wants to follow so I haven’t pushed my ideas on her. I hope she will see that the lighter side of mom enjoyed a good laugh and was able to see the humor in most anything; and that the darker side wasn’t the frightening kind of dark but “good witch” kind of dark. I hope she will understand the reason that was kept private and that one of the main things in magic is to keep silent, Keep your practice under your hat and just KNOW yourself what you’ve done, see the result and smile on the inside.