I returned home not too long ago after my latest session with Tiffany… She is amazing.
A few more pieces were added to my arm.
Professor Snape’s wand, with a vial containing his silver blue tears. The level of detail in the carvings on the handle was too great to reproduce without them all being reduced to a sort of mish mash, and so Tiffany made the handle smooth… I am utterly thrilled with how it came out. The vial has Bodhisattva symbolism; overtones of Kuan Yin, “the Compassionate Rebel,” in particular: Goddess of mercy, whose name means “One who hears the cries of the world” and who keeps “sweet dew, the nectar of Wisdom and Compassion,” “a stream of healing water” in a bottle [“It is relevant here to observe that Kuan Yin is often depicted in art holding a leafy twig, derived from the ‘weeping willow’ tree, known so due to its trailing leafy branches that droop to the ground and along which raindrops trickle down like tears.”] “You put my tears in your bottle” (Psalm 56:8)
My first lily, which now has a leaf and an unopened bud. As I told Tiffany, “the bud stands for all those who have ever been told they were no good. I’m here to tell them that they are good.”
Whew -I am a bit tired now!
In other news, I have been hard at work upon my upcoming book of essays, The Severus Snape Paradigm. Ascendio is getting closer… I booked my plane tickets the other day.
Logospilgrim, the quiet professor