“You’re sticking me with a newbie!?” Lance squawks. “Shiro, my guy, you must be joking. A newbie is going to triple my work tonight. I’ll be running around like crazy while trying to teach some slack-jaw to count by fives. I swear, if you…”
“I’ll try not to slow you down too much.”
Keith is a loner who’s had trouble keeping a job for longer than a couple of months. Lance is an exuberant flirt who gets on his last nerve in his latest workplace….and then, not so much. Just your typical slow build, getting together fic.
“I used to do my niece’s hair before dance since her sister was always too busy to help out. I’m a natural hair stylist although I’m better at buns than braids. One time, she had to…” Lance babbled on about his niece while Keith was lost in thought. What had originally felt like tugging on his scalp, had settled into soft movements that were relaxing to Keith. He closed his eyes for a moment and let the timbre of Lance’s voice wash over him. I could listen to him talk for hours.
It started like this. One second, he was shooting at sentries, and the next second he was on his ass on the cold metal floor of the Galra base due to an extremely rude shove from Keith.
And then Keith disappeared.
I mean, he’s not the science guy, so disappeared is probably the wrong word. Regular-sized Keith disappeared anyway. And Lance was left staring wide-eyed and open-mouthed at a tiny, oh so very smol Keith unconscious on the ground beside him.
Whether it is black salt, sea salt, pink salt or just plain old. Salt has a long history of use in rituals, purification, blessings and magical protection. Salt is created and thrives in the Ocean (or the Womb of the Goddess) It is the taste of Earth in the waters of life. salt is a amazing and versatile natural source for cleansing, and is a must have for anyone.
Regular Sea Salt - sea salt is overall very common, easy to obtain and affordable. It can be bought in either course chunks or fine like sand. White salt is associated with purification, purity, protection and blessings.
Used in consecration
Placed in water to cleanse it
Purification, cleansing and removal or negative energies,
Can be placed around areas to protect them
Commonly used in circles
Used in Curses
Can be made into salt scrubs
Celtic Sea Salt- is a “moist” unrefined sea salt that is usually found on the coastal areas of France. It has a gorgeous light grey, almost light purple color; it is harvested from the clay found in salt flats. This salt has similar properties to regular sea salt however because it is a much more natural and pure salt its properties are enhanced especially protective and cleansing. It also tastes amazing and is filled with vital minerals, I also find that since it is moist it clumps together nicely making it easy to work with and shape.
Used in consecration
Purification, cleansing and removal of negative energies,
great for cooking
perfect in bath scrubs
Black Salt- black salt is as the title says black or very dark in color. It is commonly available at magic shops, and is also very easy to make. Not to be confused with black lava salt or kala namak salts used in fine cuisine.RITUAL BLACK SALT IS NOT FOR CONSUMPTION!!!. This salt is easily the most protective of the four as it is great at Nullifying or returning negative energy.
can be used for darker earthly Elementals & Deities,
the Crone or Triple Goddesses
working with the dark moon
Warding, uncrossings, and binding work
can be spread around doorways & windows to keep out evil
Himalayan Pink Salt- is a pure, hand mined salt that is from the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. It is harvested from ancient sea salt deposits, it thought to be one of the highest quality and purest salts available. The salt ranges in hues from white to various shades of pink, and even deep reds; this is the result of the salts high iron and mineralcontent. This salt has the most soothing and loving energizes of the salts and can be used for bringing about love.
promoting love and friendship
promoting positive energizes
baths or scrubs
If working with salt keep in mind that it is a natural dessicating agent meaning it sucks all the water so if your working with it outside and are sprinkling it on the ground it will kill your grass and destroy the surrounding soil making it inhabitable for plants and such.
I just don't believe Sarah has real health problems. She supposedly had a sinus thing but it didn't keep her from flying to Greece for vacation. She says she can't personalize books but somehow she can sign hundreds of them for preorders and for all the people buying tickets to events? She's just not willing to meet with readers anymore, even for photos and stamping. I've been with her since the beginning and this hurts.
I’ve been wrestling with whether or not I should even publish/respond to this ask because I don’t generally endorse contributing to drama in our fandom.
I may still delete this ask.
But basically my thoughts are as follows:
1. If I had a sinus infection but got antibiotics or other treatment fuck if that would stop me from travelling. I had invasive surgery in 2016 and a few weeks later went to Europe for a week (I live in the US so that’s a far, stressful trip). If you truly love travelling, like Sarah very obviously does, sickness (esp something minor like sinus stuff that can generally be treated easily) won’t stop you unless your doctor forbids you from going (and even then… maybe not).
2. I believe the point of not personalizing books is minimizing the pressure to her wrist. Like, she can sign a lot but adding personalized detail doubles or even triples the work on her wrist since that includes way more words than her signature. She likes to write a little sentence in addition to your name (it’s what she used to do) because she’s sweet and likes to talk to fans as long as she can. She even has her own book that fans can sign.
3. Please respect that authors are people. I have extremely bad anxiety and depression and if I had to deal with that many fans, especially when writers don’t often get as popular as SJM, I would eventually burn out if I didn’t check myself. I’m just saying that if Sarah isn’t meeting with fans as much maybe there’s a reason. Maybe she doesn’t live her life only for us (even though she loves us and says it all the time! Even though she appreciates us! That doesn’t mean she has to be there ALL THE TIME for all of the millions that buy her books! She’s a person with needs and she’s allowed to take breaks!). She has a marriage and a dog and more books to write and health problems to deal with. Even if it’s just sinus stuff and a sore wrist, health issues are stressful AF especially combined with any mental health issues or other issues. Anyway my point here is, Sarah isn’t just an author who loves her fans. She’s a person with a life that we don’t (and shouldn’t!) know everything about.
Thanks for reading and please know that I’m not saying OP is an awful person for being upset that SJM isn’t as interactive anymore. We’re all allowed to be upset and sad! We love her! But just please remember that she’s just a human being, like us.