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

Cocktail Hour
Drinking music suggestion: Foreign Affairs Tom Waits

Benedictions and Maledictions
Happy Thursday!


chris said...

The crayons are for the Children ?

Anonymous said...

"Foreign Affairs" is one of my favorite journals, as you know Michelle. I'm not familiar with the Waits chap, though. As you know I've been assigned by the "Save Detroit Committee" to the Kwame case. Yes, it is a very sticky wicket, as we say on the other side of the pond. Your mentioning of the geodes has me snorting and clapping and spilling the Moet all over myself( in glee I must say). All the best to you and please stop by the consulate for a drop of bubbles(even though I'm frightfully busy with the Kwame business).
Affectionately yours,
Sir Basil Seal

laughingwolf said...

if purple was the only crayon there, guess i'd use it, too....

Anonymous said...

There's a great op-ed piece in today's Detroit Free Press on the tragedy of Eight Belles in the Kentucky Derby. Dave Mesrey is the author. I played racquetball with Dave's father the day before he died of a heart attack in the grandstand at Hazel Park Racetrack in Detroit. Your smilin' up there, Eddie. RIP.--Eddie Arcaro

Joe said...

That first paragraph is the funniest f-ing thing I have read in a long time.

Fantastic picture, too.

chris said...

Your making me do home work here !
Just a few things your readers might like to know about Lavender.

The lavender flame of Quan Yin is the gentler version of the Violet flame. It has nurturing aspect and a definite feminine feel and brings a sense of peace and mercy. Lavender is often used when Violet seems to strong for us, and it's energy is associated with transformation, transmutation and purification.

The lavender flame deals with purification,soothing away negitive energys slowly puriying our energy fields and bringing us back to ballance; clearing the unwanted blocks we have put up as the result of social conditioning and turning our experiences into the light.

The lavender flame of Quan Yin Attunement will create a special and unbreakable bond between you and Quan Yins loving nature of unwavering Compassion, serving as a bridge to devine energy.

Durring or after the attunement you may have vissions of Quan Yin or see lavender energy. You might smell the fragance of Jasmine, Rose, Lavender, Sandalwood or Lilies. You may feel accompanied by a gentle loving presence or you may feel nothing at all. All of these things are correct. This empowerment proceses quickly and there are a few, if any detoxification reactions.

Michelle, what an imagination you have. Just trying to figure some of your writing out makes me do a lot of research on the ideas you may print, Where do you come up with this stuff? I know that you knew, what you were writing about, But for an old fool like me it becomes educational, trying to figure it out.

As for the Geodes, From what I can gather from reading, they are healing stones. Stop eating them, they should not be in your stomach.

You Nailed this one, I am just wondering what you will come up with next.

Sorry about writing a book, I just felt compelled.

Charles Gramlich said...

Lana and I love Macaroni Grill. Especially the delicious warm bread. I'm jealous of the geode in your belly. I wish I had something cool, but all that's in mine right now is some gumbo and coca cola.

Anonymous said...

Is that the Macaroni Grill in Auburn Hills, Livonia, Shelby or Ann Arbor? You don't seem to go a lot of places in Detroit for someone who claims to love Detroit.

Lana Gramlich said...'re making me drool for the BREAD right now, you know...Sooo good...

Mesrey said...

Michelle, this is Dave Mesrey. I wrote the Free Press article that "Anonymous" commented on. I'd love to talk to him about my father. Please help me get in touch. Thank you kindly. (Write to me at