Other religious folks, esp. folks who have Catholic &/or strega roots/background: Do any of you have favorite icons/representations of Saint Lucy? I am doing some research for a potential tattoo.
I am not 100% certain about this tattoo yet, but. Saint Lucy means a lot to me. She has given me a lot of good things in life. And she is the patron saint of both writers and psychics/second sight, so…
"You get pushed off that pedestal and you scream into the sucking void like a girl on fire but you don’t burn up or turn to dust or disappear, you just keep falling. You count to ten, you count to twenty, you count to thirty, you count to forty. You float out in the liminal, endless, too-big space of everything that is possible and you taunt yourself with a million variations on “What if, what if, what if, just, just, just…?” The new reality he’s laid out in front of you is too much for your mind to take in. And you know how scary-fucking-smart you are. You know you are the kid who frightened and pissed off the worst teachers and intimidated the best ones, but your brain can’t save you here. You are very, very smart, but you are not smart enough to think your way out of this. You clutch the rosary your Catholic grandmother gave you for times like these even though you swore you didn’t believe in any of that any more, even though you turned your nose up at it, the rosary you kept in a drawer, the rosary you started carrying with you once you started believing again. You finger the beads begrudgingly and you’re actually not sure if you believe in this moment, but you would do anything, anything, anything to not hurt this much. You pray it only hurts a tiny bit more than this when you finally land. You pray your bones will heal up okay. You count your bones as you fall."
— New. Rough. We’ll see where it goes.
I almost fell to my knees in prayer while star-gazing at The Wave Organ tonight. Honestly, the only thing that stopped me was realizing that my crip knees would not take kindly to concrete. I did, however, make the sign of the cross. You can take the girl outta the church, but you apparently can’t take the church outta the girl?