• Yule Log waiting to be burned at Midsummer.

The Last Clean I

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Since I don't have the entire house to myself, I steal pieces of it whenever I can. Last year I appropriated the kitchen's windowsill (most subtle Ms. Graveyard Dirt altar ever? probably), but before that I staked my claim to a patch of carpet next to the backroom's patio door. In Spring it serves as a greenhouse for my germinating plants, in Summer it provides the heat needed for Papa's chili plants to fruit, in Fall I spread our harvest out on the ground to dry and in Winter, if I have my shit together (obviously this year I didn't), it's where we proudly display our stoner Christmas tree.

As retarded as it sounds, one of the huge highlights of my day is walking into the backroom and staring down at all of my little "projects". (Satisfaction is surveying all that you own - every piece with its own story - on mismatched vintage plates and trays.) Despite the familiarity I still somehow manage to get excited when soaking in the scene.

I suppose it reminds me that I don't need to wear a label, or know the "technical" name for what I'm doing or what I'm engaging in. I don't NEED to know what everyone else calls it, or what everyone else is doing, or how everyone else is doing it. I'm already doing "it", and I've been doing it for years without anyone's help or without referring to a book. If you took the scarlet word "witch" away from me I'd still live it, I'd still breathe it. It's always been there, regardless of what I or other people call it (as if that wasn't already evident enough).

My father-in-law, Mr. Awesome, returns home on the 26th. It's been a blissful month of a certain sort of serenity. In the past several weeks I know that no one's touched my shit, thrown my shit out, broke my shit, stolen my shit or ruined my shit. That peaceful certainty ends soon, which is precisely why I'm executing THE LAST CLEAN. Everything you see above? The very last of 2009 that needs to be bagged, tagged and put away. I need to sort as much as I can - as quick as I can - so I don't experience the all to familiar "misunderstandings" and "accidents" that seem to dog my father-in-law's existence.

(Correlating journal entry: THE LAST CLEAN at GRAVEYARD DIRT)

~Syxx~, ohL.L.Fiat, the meanMRmustard, and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. Carolina Gonzalez [deleted] 50 months ago | reply

    What a beautiful collection of magick :).

  2. Weaving The Web 50 months ago | reply

    I'm already doing "it", and I've been doing it for years without anyone's help or without referring to a book. If you took the scarlet word "witch" away from me I'd still live it, I'd still breathe it. It's always been there, regardless of what I or other people call it
    Hear hear!

  3. ghostlly 50 months ago | reply

    bright blessings and merry meet.

  4. emeraldsrain 50 months ago | reply

    This is beautiful.

  5. Érica Lucena 50 months ago | reply

    look beautiful!
    =D

  6. Ms. Graveyard Dirt 50 months ago | reply

    Carolina Gonzalez says:
    What a beautiful collection of magick :).

    Oh, honey, thank you! I still have dried oak leaves in the garage, dried bunches of blooming heather and last year's tobacco leaves to tackle, and then I'll be all caught up with last year's Harvest.

    ~HJ says:
    Hear hear!

    I think people get too caught up in names and labels when it comes to witchcraft. It's actions that make a witch, but the focus seems to be on the small business card description you come up with to explain your beliefs, tradition, or rank to others. (Comparison chart/experience sheet much?)

    ghostlly says:
    bright blessings and merry meet.

    Thank you, Ghostly, and right back at you.

    emeraldsrain:
    This is beautiful.

    Thank you, sugar, I really appreciate it.

    Érica Lucena says:
    look beautiful!

    Cheers, sweetie! Thanks for leaving a comment!

  7. the meanMRmustard 39 months ago | reply

    Yes!

    "I think people get too caught up in names and labels when it comes to witchcraft. It's actions that make a witch, but the focus seems to be on the small business card description you come up with to explain your beliefs, tradition, or rank to others. (Comparison chart/experience sheet much?)"
    ... and YES!

  8. Ms. Graveyard Dirt 38 months ago | reply

    I secretly cringe whenever a conversation turns to "WELL, I'M A..." because I seriously don't need any other label or description than "motherfucking witch".

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