Thursday, May 15, 2008
The Two Wishes Trick
I went to the Macaroni Grill the other day after a thin dude with a long ponytail told me I had a geode in my stomach, blood red with sparkles in the middle and gold rods at the ends. He put a representation of said geode on a sketch of the human body, a generic coloring book version of someone and he said that my talent would hurt me, that my search for the truth was not going to be easy. I shook my head up and down, glad that I had picked him out of all the other psychics at the fair. My friend C (not his real initial) and I go to the fair every year and look for someone who looks nuttier and more real than anyone else. We don't really give a shit about the make two wishes trick or should I buy a house or will I find love business. Far more interesting to hear you have a geode in your stomach and this particular dude had listed himself as a massage therapist, gemstone reader, and toymaker. It was the toymaker thing that hooked me. I liked him right off for not having a sign in sheet and for telling me I had lavender energy coming out of my head. That's the kind of man I want telling me about my future.
So I'm thinking about all the gemstones, the ones that represent my path in this world, some ugly, some beautiful and fear that the future will be much like my past and also take comfort in it. Some magic, some loss, in the words of Lou Reed. C and I get a seat fast at the Grill even though there's a wait since one of my students is a hostess and I feel like a rock star, a person who does not have to wait with the masses for a peach bellini and some chicken marsala. C begins to sketch a picture of Nietzsche in one of the purple crayons left on the table to keep children entertained. I watch as Friedrich N. becomes more himself. Our drinks arrive fast, and I think about my lavender energy and smile. But there's that geode too, that beautiful thing that causes pain and it's in me and it is me. Nietzsche would understand.
Michelle's Spell of the Day
"Life has a lot of magic in it and some loss to balance things out." Lou Reed
Drinking music suggestion: Foreign Affairs Tom Waits
Benedictions and Maledictions