Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Stars, Hamnet, and Blabber

Today is the winter solace. Jupiter and some other planet are supposed to line up to form a bright star-like object that hasn’t been there since the middle ages.

 Some people think it’s connected to the star of Bethlehem.

 Astrologically it's supposed to mean something amazing and I’m getting a lot of places with links to click that say they’ll tell me what, but I’m afraid I’ll have to buy something.

 Me and Roe went for a walk. We could see the moon, but it was kind of foggy and no star stood out. Nice walk, anyway. There’s something nicely brisk about winter air and the white snow and such. The Christmas lights looked a little creepy in the darkness, though. Don’t tell anyone. I know that’s not the right attitude.

 Finished the first 2 chapters of Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell Very good. Don’t know if I’ll finish it. I’ve gotten in the habit of only reading horror stories by morons. Hamnet doesn’t fit that bill. I don’t mean everyone who writes a horror story‘s a moron, but if they are, chances I’ll be reading their work. Sad.
 Got a few new age books I’m skimming through and a book written a long time ago in France called The Doctrine and Ritual of High Magic: A New Translation by Eliphas Lévi. I’d love to be a master magician (magick with a k). Don’t know if I have the discipline. Still I keep reading. You never know where something could take you.

 Maybe great places.