Today is my fiancée’s birthday! She is exactly two months younger than me, we were both born on the 11th day of our respective months. She expands my worlds and experiences on a regular basis. In honor of my love for her, I wanted to show off 4 of her owned-books I will be reading. I will be reading, like, 20 of her books this year, but I can’t imagine being able to hold y’alls attention for more than 4 books a post 😂.
I am currently reading Ishmael. It’s one of those works that you hear about in passing, but that I have never heard anyone really talk about. I relate it to works like Coelho’s The Alchemist and Albom’s Tuesdays With Morrie where you know the book has a lesson, but no one will tell you what the lesson is. I did not expect for the teacher to be who they are so that was a fun twist, and I’m enjoying following along with the lesson even though the little punk in me wants to be like “bro, just get on with it, I’m READY.”
The shortest book on my future wife’s shelf is a book of poetry about Kali Ma. Kali Ma and Brigid are the first goddesses I ever prayed to, whom I believe found me, which is interesting because though Kali Ma found us at different times, Kali Ma also happens to be one of the most important goddesses to my wife. Isn’t that wild? I think so. Anyway, my wife and I are made for each other and I hope I understand the poems in this work.
I just realized today the person who wrote the poetry book is the same person who co-wrote this historical and spiritual account of the rosary and its significance outside of Judeo-Christian and Muslim right hand paths. Stand wrote this with his partner Finn who has written a lot of MY LITTLE PONY works. I mean. Is that synchronicity or what? If I’m going to listen to anyone’s opinion on spirituality, it’s definitely going to be the married couple in which one person wrote poems about my primary goddess and the other wrote My Little Pony books.
Lastly for this entry, I’m going to read Nergal’s biography. Nergal is a very important person to my wife because he is a Satanist and metal musician, he is very thoughtful and thought-provoking, and he creates music that respects his beliefs. Interestingly enough, he is Polish! This is interesting because I’m Polish too, so for me Nergal means a lot culturally, spiritually, and even politically as he continues to be sued for blasphemy as Poland is a Catholic-dominated country where you can get sued for sharing idea that are not Catholic, if I’m understanding some of the articles and videos about him that I’ve consumed so far.
Thank you for reading. ❤️