I got a little more ink done yesterday!
Joining Professor Snape on my upper left arm are a lily, symbol of true and eternal love, symbol of the One, and the words Half-Blood Prince, which remind me of my dedication to those who are in between, at the center of opposite poles…
I myself am at last wholly at peace with the fact that I have always been, and shall always be, on the margins. Indeed, I believe it is a noble state. My heart has never contained more joy, tranquility and determination as it does now.
In other news, I have begun working on Blessed: how to be a joyful mystic and The Severus Snape Paradigm: Outcast, Rebel, Hero -it is going very well. I am writing the first draft of each by hand, and often do so whilst enjoying soup at a cozy local café, Moca Loca.
I have been feeling very inspired. More than ever, I am on a mission.
Ah, and the call for papers re: Ascendio is out! Next spring, I shall know if more rambling is on the horizon… I plan to submit a paper called “Chariot, Hangman, World: the cosmic ascent of Severus Snape” and possibly something called “Logospilgrim’s mystical vision of Severus Snape,” a sort of overview of the rambles I have given so far (it was requested by loved ones)… We shall see. I might save the latter for Aternitas 2013. Giving lectures at conventions is an exhausting affair!
Logospilgrim, the quiet professor