free-spirited exuberance

Kind readers,

I just added this to my profile over on Livejournal:

I am stepping away from the very formal way of writing I’ve been using lo these many years. The time has come for me to express my thoughts in a looser, more exuberant and free-flowing manner. I’m at a different stage of my life, and experiencing new things. I have new realities to share 🙂

I’ve definitely been going through a rollicking period of change. But, it’s a natural evolution based on my previous life experiences…

I’m coming out of another cocoon.

I’ll be sharing this process in my upcoming book of essays, A Princely Calling: The Mystical Secrets of Severus Snape. I have been thinking of his influence as I emerge from one state into another; it’s there, but different in a number of ways. He has been following me throughout my transformations, and he’s going through his own transformations in my mind as well—I see him in a new light. This is yielding fascinating insights for me. It’s exhilarating.

I plan to have this book ready in time for MISTI-Con 2015. It’s going to be another fabulous gathering.

In two weeks, I am going to get this portrait of dear Mr. Englund inked on my outer right calf (I changed my mind and opted for this photograph, which captures his mischievous spirit so beautifully, even as he has aged, also beautifully):

This is going to be very fun ink, and will symbolize the free-spirited exuberance I’ve been embracing. Something before is becoming something after.

I was listening to a song by Urban Myth Club last night, and it expressed my joy, my way of seeing life, the universe and everything so well…

We’ll be together
I feel it in my heart
I don’t need to hear you say
You don’t have to say a word

This is my love song to everything.

Or, to quote Alan Watts, “The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”

Your devoted
Logospilgrim, the quiet professor