I couldn’t resist.
This Summer has been hot. I mean upwards of 96 godhatesusall degrees nearly every day. The Castle of Wonder is not very weather proof and our budget for the year has not been generous enough to afford the power bills it takes to keep the climate in this concrete block of a structure comfortable. So, we’ve been sweating it out. Very, very literally.
Our 2nd Fire Ritual came on a day that X & I had spent fighting a lovely flea infestation we’d gotten over the course of the last few weeks. We had sprayed, swept, mopped & vacuumed in the heat all damn day long. We. Were. Exhausted. So, we ended up sitting on the couch drinking sweet tea & watching Wicker Man for the 1 billionth time.
We discussed the way that all of the Elements are represented throughout the movie. We took turns dozing off. And then Morgana left & we went to bed.
Reflecting on that tonight, it occurs to me how very much energy Fire requires to sustain. It is SO draining. If you think about the emotions we associate with Fire; passion, anger, excitement they are typically short-lived, fast & hot. They take a constant feed of energy to sustain over any period of time. Think about how you feel after coming down off of those emotions. Drained, tired, somebody make me a sandwich & let me take a nap? Yeah, me too.
Dealing with the heat of this Summer has had the same effect on us. Needless to say, we are very much looking forward to the cooler, shorter days of Fall.
Hi y’all, my name is Cootie. I like to paint plaster skulls. I also make jewelry & sew. I’m really crafty in general.