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The kids these days [May. 28th, 2008|08:39 pm]
Shana and I taught Elements of Magic this weekend at a state park, with summer-camp like accommodations, complete with graffiti on the cabin walls. One wall had "I [heart] Timmy" in white paint, and beside it "I [heart] John" (a sentiment recorded on 4-19-91 by Chrystal), also in white paint.

On the same wall, written in ballpoint, was a pentagram in a circle and underneath it these words:
I don't love Timmy
I don't love John
I love myself
I'm worth my weight in gold
Goddess loved and
God incarnate
Now that's something you wouldn't have seen in a camp cabin in my day!

Gotta love the kids these days.

[User Picture]From: yezida
2008-05-29 01:00 am (UTC)
that rocks!

(and good to see your shining face, however virtually)
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[User Picture]From: angelweed
2008-05-29 01:41 am (UTC)
that rocks!

Yes it does, doesn't it?

(Good to be virtually visible.)
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[User Picture]From: bellamagic
2008-05-29 01:54 am (UTC)
Oh, wow, fantastic!
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[User Picture]From: angelweed
2008-05-29 11:18 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: america_divine
2008-05-29 04:01 am (UTC)
Poor Timmy and John. Always either/or. And still a "gold" valuation. ;-)

I love it... seems to have a depth that's more than passing. I wasn't writing testaments of love, but was still imitative and too disciplic, probably writing "Hare Krishna" at that point.
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[User Picture]From: angelweed
2008-05-29 11:23 am (UTC)
Yes, an interesting person. Nearby, in what looks like the same handwriting, is a note that the cabin ghost appeared at 3:00 a.m., but not to be scared -- she was just looking for her mother and didn't realize they were both dead.

(On another wall, in a different hand and large black letters, is "BEWARE THE HAUNTED CABIN".)
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[User Picture]From: northlighthero
2008-05-29 01:14 pm (UTC)
This is so cool!

I'm proud of the camper who wrote this (and maybe slightly envious) ... and I am thinking just now of the campers who see this on their wall, perhaps at a moment of feeling low. What a fine thing to be reading!

Glad to see your smiling face and I'm loving thinking of you and Shana teaching together. Awesome!

Love to you
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[User Picture]From: angelweed
2008-05-29 05:34 pm (UTC)
...maybe slightly envious...

Yeah, how come I wasn't that wise in my teens? No fair, man!

Actually one of the most hopeful things I see is that the young folks I run into are much wiser than I remember being at their age. Maybe cultures really can learn.

Teaching with Shana was indeed awesome.
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