Yesterday I woke up, did the requisite morning ritual of stretching, yawning and hygiene, and then in something atrocious-looking but comfortable I planted myself before my laptop to begin my day. Except I didn’t stay there. In a strange turn of events, I ended up on television.
Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasting has a program called Soul Stories, and an initiate of Grove of Phoenix Rising was going to be on the program with her mother. Unfortunately, her mother fell ill and had to cancel. The ever-industrious Lady Miraselena of GoPR contacted me about stepping in, and I found myself saying yes before I could think better of it.
My last experience with television wasn’t a bang-up success. Bad hair, bad lighting, bad equipment, misinformation and a hostile environment. It was like the Hindenburg. However, yesterday’s taping was very pleasant. The staff at AIB were friendly and professional, the show went smoothly and my hair looked fantastic. It felt good and I found myself looking longingly around the studio imagining what a Pagan television news program would look like. It was a fantastic experience and I’ll admit to walking away a bit covetous of the AIB facilities. When it hits the web I’ll be sure to post it here.
Afterwards I went to the Phoenix and Dragon Bookstore, an Atlanta institution. There, beautifully displayed, was the new magical line by Haumea Botanicals. Made by Lamyka of Lamyka’s Wiccan Podcast, they’re just fantastic products and they were beautifully packaged. And there they were, all the way from Hawai’i to Atlanta.
I stood there and looked at the display for a moment and felt hopeful. All over the world Pagans are doing amazing things. Witches, Druids, Hellenes, Heathens, and every other stripe of Pagan. Every day.
So I bought one of Haumea Botanicals “Lucky” spell/lotion bars because they make my hands feel amazing. And I thought about the pleasant television experience I’d just had. The future is bright. I felt like I saw a glimpse of it yesterday. It was a good day.