Friday, May 3, 2013

I, Dreamy Comic Book Nymph May Queen Atheist

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So, well, hi. It's afternoon for you but I dozed off after Shane went to work so it's my morning.

good morning!

Turns out it's prohibitively difficult to type in these fake damn nails. I did a spa day for myself yesterday, using some crazy glam stuff (like these plastic fingernails) that I'd bought anticipating the trip south. We weren't able to go, so I made it a May Day ritual. Non-theist Wiccans are notoriously late in celebrating the seasonal holidays. Nah, that's a joke- when I do observe, I like to do something on the real Sabbat. We didn't though, Birdy and I, because it was a school day and we have two Beltaine events coming up. Some of my fondest memories with my old circle of UU pagans involve our May Pole service, which we share with the whole congregation. If you aren't familiar with Unitarian Universalism, I'll quote Wikipedia because they summarized it better than I can. I am far too wordy-nerdy to summarize anything.
Unitarian Universalism (UU) is a theologically liberal religion characterized by a "free and responsible search for truth and meaning".[1]Unitarian Universalists do not share a creed; rather, they are unified by their shared search for spiritual growth and by the understanding that an individual's theology is a result of that search and not a result of obedience to an authoritarian requirement. Unitarian Universalists draw from all major world religions[2] and many different theological sources and have a wide range of beliefs and practices.

Molly is very interested in Wicca, and so over the past year I've become more observant. I used to call myself devout, but that feels inauthentic these days, as I've come into myself as essentially an atheist. To be more precise, I'm a pantheist and a nontheist, but I have more intellectually in common with those who identify as atheist. Fuck me, this was going to be a "my prettyfication day" post. So for my Beltaine present to me I dyed my hair, did my nails, and played with makeup.

While the dye was soaking in, I applied these nails that were black with silver french tips, and I loved them. However, during the dye rinse and clean up, I found that the dye stains these nails. I shrugged, then painted all the silver with my blue dye, and had Mollz take a snapshot.

I realize they're very short, but I don't usually let my nails grow enough
to show more than a sliver of white. It's all gross and germy. So these seem long.
And now my hair is in its best form: an indigo asymmetrical pixie. (I may do a tutorial style hair cut & dye post separately.) And here's my look which Sweet T, my little cyber soul sister, called a "dreamy nymph comic character."

If you'd like to check out a pagan-flavored UUC service, come by the Boulevard Sunday at 11am, and I'll be womaning the Sacred Crossroads booth for a while at Beltaine in the Forest at Kanawha State Forest on Saturday the 11th.

Blessed be & YAY science. Oh, wait! Also, watch this. Wow. Be warned: I threw my back out shaking my head:

Bonus snark: Have you ever met a witch who gets all Earthier then Thou and yells at you for calling Samhain "SAM-hain" instead of "SOW-uhn"? Guess what: Beltaine is "BALL-tenn-ah." No one ever yells at you for fucking that one up. But Gaelic, huh? It's a beastie for Americans.

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