I left my temple in Sunrise, IN in the late afternoon exactly a week ago today. The semester is over, I never found work there, and I have both a job and a lover waiting for me here in Kansas City. The drive is 10 hours after the inevitable traffic and construction delays, so I decided to break the mind -crushing monotony with pit stops to visit friends in Bloomington and St.Louis on the way.
Bloomington is a nice place, and if any of you have the misfortune to pass through Indiana, I recommend stopping there if it’s not too far out of your way.
St. Louis, as long-time readers may recall, was briefly my home. I moved there in August of 2k6 to escape the rut I had dug for myself in hometown Kansas, and while I definitely had some good times there … the city basically chewed me up over the course of 15 months and spat me back out. I’ve been back a few times, but not as well-rested as I was this time. So when I hit town I was surprised to realize just how much of myself was still invested there: it was very much still “home”. Although I had deliberately left the tendrils of my Web of Influence there, I hadn’t really imagined—after three and a half years in Kansas City and most of a year in Indiana—that they would have stayed in place so long and well. I was tapped back into that web as soon as I crossed I-70 over the Mississippi River.
When I hit Kansas City, the experience was very similar … only magnified tenfold. I settled back into the rhythm of Kansas City traffic almost effortlessly, and when I passed from the suburbs into the city proper, I found myself tapped back in to a base of power I’d almost forgotten that I had. Yea gods, what a rush. I’d had no idea that I’d left so much of myself behind.
So far, I’ve had no reason and little opportunity to actually perform any magic, besides resuming my daily rites. But I’m looking forward to this Sunday’s eclipse and next week’s Moon election. Because I think they’re going to be incredible. Back in spaces I know this well, so close to Lawrence and Camp Gaea, where my web of power is rooted, and with the people I’ve worked the most and some of the most significant magic of my life …
It’s going to be amazeballs.
I love my life.