Here’s a photographic proof that indeed I have ‘come out’, in what now seems like a small way. Like our maths teacher said when we returned for a new year’s studies after passing ‘school Cert’: ‘Congratulations on stepping over the matchstick.’ Meaning the current year was when the real learning would have to begin. He was actually a good teacher, but blunt. He told me once after a particularly strange question (the import of which i forget), ‘Seer clear of the idiot fringe, Harris. Stick to the middle of the road.’ Advice I should have followed, some would say. I might have become a maths teacher like him, instead of a ‘wizard with no visible means of support’.
Well, it is Spring. Now for the real work. Sign needs work too (note the staff of willow – needs a lamp or similar…) But not right now! The thing is to keep the Main Thing the Main Thing. As the late Steven Covey said. And when I do a better one it will probably be the ferrocement ship’s prow like the Cafe Eutopia one in the background. now that WOULD be a sign!
Café Eutopia (Photo credit: Albert Freeman)
Well today I just finished the painful process of hauling my stuff out into the open. I actually put out that sign tonight when i was sure enough I would have the advertised free book.
I actually wrote that book TODAY! Alright I did quote myself a bit – put in some of my blog posts. But it is 74 pages long, A6 (‘passport’) format, and it is my long-postponed How to be a Wizard. Here is the cover as of last night:
and the back:
Now I’d better wind down for the night… Exciting in a sober sort of way – this is to be a free book for people who call in and meet me at the ark or customers at Cafe Eutopia, a kind of extended ‘business card’ for all I do, especially the School of wisdom and wizardry I guess. Oh and the flow rainbow and Personal Process Profiling service…
So, the best thing in writing the book today i got into what it IS to me to be a ‘wizard’, a believer in the Transcendental Order and synchronicity, and a would-be Defender of the True West. That is priceless. of course, especially when one has not gone there for a while due to immersion in mechanical details world weariness and a little too much coffee and not enough meditating and exercise….
Well, it can get crazy when you overthink… What’s the worse that can happen if I put whatever I like out there, for fun, or for love?
So, the simplest one made me smile the most, and it wins, I think (I will sleep on it before printing out poster style in four A3 sheets which together will make a good sized sandwich board). So here it is:
The lightning says more than the words from a distance. This is OK I think… Will put this up at Cafe Eutopia too, of course. And there will be a list of my multifarious services as well.
What do you think and feel upon seeing this? Does it, hopefully, make you smile? Unlimited possibility is indeed all around us and within…. But we need more muses and wizards to draw it out. That’s my story anyway. If you don’t need our services, go be the wizard of your own life in your own way, and godspeed!
Oh, now I need to get that wizardofeutopia blogsite up to scratch, fast! That’s my landing page! 🙂