Things are pretty damn good.
First, my 50th birthday was splendid. Presents, buttercream laden cake, quiet activities that gave my introvert self the greatest pleasure.
I took many portraits to commemorate this event. I had fun with wigs, undergarments, Mozartian and Snapian themes.
And now I’m going to share a bunch of them.
I am 50, hear me roar. Wearing a gorgeous polished silver Baphomet sigil by iSatanist.
I do the boy thing, I do the girl thing. I do my thing.
I do the Snape thing. Here wearing my robes, as well as a fine Bone White Baphomet sigil by Satanme.
I do the Mozart thing. Betsey Johnson undergarments.
Here with a fabulous inverted pentagram, also available from Satanme (one side red, the other black, perfect for my disco lifestyle).
I have fun these days. More fun than I’ve ever had. I do what I want, how I want.
I’m fairly recovered from the flooding mayhem of last spring. Today, the river levels are at 57.98. We’re approaching August, one of my favorite months of the year because everything is so slow and quiet; that’s also when one can sense autumn around the corner… This month, we endured several intense heat waves (yesterday, with the humidex factor, we hit close to 115º Fahrenheit—madness. Thank fuck we have central air conditioning in this house).
Still, I feel really, really good.
Yesterday, I hit the halfway mark re: Masterful. Working on this book is so phenomenally satisfying… My most personally gratifying work to date. As I wrote on Twitter, “I write because it gives me pleasure, because it’s in my blood. If my work also helps like-minded individuals live deliciously, all the better.”
I’m not fucking around in this book, let me tell you.
After I publish Masterful in September, I’m getting back to work on Wolfgang, A Fantasy, and I can’t wait. Apart from Wolfgang and Antonio Salieri (among others), this novel will feature the Gentleman Downstairs who will do wondrous things, and a grim Archbishop (guess which one) who will try to do terrible things.
Favorite drinking vessel, by Satanme, here featured with an exquisite statue of Lucifer the Light-Bearer.
Stay tuned for more deliciousness.