Then I made myself a Swanson's microwave dinner and Mel came over.
And like the magi she is, she brought me frankincense and myrrh. This is the same friend whose handfasting I was at last Saturday, the one who was married by Santa :-D
I made a pot of wormwood tea. Have you ever had wormwood tea? It tastes like you're chewing aspirin. No exaggeration. In fact, it's possibly worse than that. I got the stuff from Brian, who told me it was not possible to finish a whole cup of the stuff because of how nasty it tastes. I had to test this theory, plus I wanted to see what effects it would have since it is well known for its ability to bring altered states and enhance the third eye etc. and since we were going to do readings, that would have been fitting. So we did our best to tolerate the horrific taste (with O.J. chasers). I managed to finish half a cup, Mel was a real trooper and managed to finish all of hers.
The effects were good but not THAT good. Not good enough to repeat. I'll take my wormwood in incense form, thank you.
It was a nice, witchy night.
There's a story about her earrings that I find interesting:
Mel's step-mother gave her a pair of earrings that were owned by her sister.
The sister's name was Dana "Poppy" Pastori. Poppy was her slave name. She was planning to leave her bf/Master but I guess he didn't want to release her because instead, he strangled her and chopped her up into pieces which he then mummified and shoved into a box.
Her body was in that box for three years and then came Hurricane Katrina. That's when her body was discovered. He had kept her with him, even BROUGHT HER WITH HIM when he and his new gf moved.
Now he's in prison.
And her sister (Mel's step-mother) gave Mel the earrings that Dana had been wearing in that box the whole three years. She told Mel she wanted her sister's spirit to "live with her."
So now Mel has these earrings...
Before mentioning any of this, Mel asked me to tell her what I felt from them (psychically). That was on Saturday right before she was handfasted. I felt nervous excitement. Then I felt like the oxygen was cut off from my head and my ears started ringing. So Mel then told me a bit about where they came from.
I held them again tonight, this time I felt like I was being pushed down and had a cutting pain in my arm right above the elbow. Then Mel filled me in on a lot more of the details about these earrings.
I asked why her step-mother would want her sister's spirit to live with her rather than to move on - kinda weird don't ya think? But as the step-mother wished, Dana's spirit seems to now be hanging around Mel. At least that's what she tells me. But at least she's trying to help the woman move on, and I find it pretty cool that she seems to mainly be doing so in her dreams (yay dreams!).
Now there's a good lesson for all you Dom(me)s and Masters/Mistresses out there: if your slave wants to be released, it means s/he wants to end things, it does not mean you should go mental and pull an "if I can't have you, no one will" or something equally as psycho.
P.S. I love you Master! mwa!