inspired by neil gaiman’s stardust, a floral charm to protect you from magic meant to cause you harm of grief
“The Snowdrop, in purest white arraie, First rears her hedde on Candlemas Daie.“ — An Early Calendar of English Flowers
🌱 the Snowdrop, or milkflower, is a harbinger of spring, signifying renewal and life at its most new and vibrant. From this, its use in magic the snowdrop is considered sacred and is a symbol of purity. It can be used to negate baneful magic and ill intents.
🌱 gather: a snowdrop flower and clear quartz.
if no snowdrops are available, make one from craft supplies and consecrate it with dew, or melted snow.
🌱 in the book, the charm is made of glass. charge the snowdrop over a piece of glass or clear quartz.
"It is a frozen charm […] A thing of power. Something like this can perform wonders and miracles in the right hands. Watch.” (Stardust - 8.164)
🌱 seal it with a kiss before using it, as in the book it was bought for a kiss.
attach it to an article of clothing when you wish it to protect you.
I loved to sleep with the window open. Rainy nights were the best of all: I would open the window and put my head on the pillow and close my eyes and feel the wind on my face and listen to the trees sway and creak.
So according to an interview with Neil Gaiman in the back of Good Omens, before Terry Pratchett became a full time writer he wrote at least 400 words a day.
I’ve been trying it out for a couple weeks now and let me tell you 400 words is a totally awesome goal. It is very approachable and not intimidating, often leads to more than 400 words cause well now I have to finish this scene.
Seriously I probably would have written nothing in the last couple weeks, instead I’ve written 1000′s of words.
I do not miss childhood, but I miss the way I took pleasure in small things, even as greater things crumbled. I could not control the world I was in, could not walk away from things or people or moments that hurt, but I took joy in the things that made me happy.