Saturday, May 9, 2009


Today was a busy day. My face is reddened due to the over-exposure to the sun, and I wish I had used some cream before I had gone out. Perhaps it was appropriate.

I went along and bought some items I needed today to perform my libation, like incense, a charcoal burner and candles - which I purchased at Ikea, snagging also some delicious lindonberry jam, oat cookies and a small hanging ivy for my Dionysos Kissos. I take public transit, so it took me a good four hours and long walks between destinations. I cleaned the house, sweeped, dusted and threw away boxes and bags of unnecessary junk.

After my libation my brother called with unpleasant news about the car (nothing new, at this point) with the engine going caput. Ah, Hephaestus' blessed hand was missing the day the installed that darn engine.

This is set atop an small podium; I never thought I'd actually find a use for it.



Hermes, draw near, and to my pray'r incline, angel of Jove, and Maia's son divine; Studious of contests, ruler of mankind, with heart almighty, and a prudent mind. Celestial messenger, of various skill, whose pow'rful arts could watchful Argus kill: With winged feet, 'tis thine thro' air to course, O friend of man, and prophet of discourse: Great life-supporter, to rejoice is thine, in arts gymnastic, and in fraud divine: With pow'r endu'd all language to explain, of

care the loos'ner, and the source of gain. Whose hand contains of blameless peace the rod, Kerukeion, blessed, profitable God; Of various speech, whose aid in works we find, and in necessities to mortals kind: Dire weapon of the tongue, which men revere, be present, Hermes, and thy suppliant hear; Assist my works, conclude my life with peace, give graceful speech, and me memory's increase.

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