Offerings (Newbie Devotee Challenge)

Day 17: How did your deity respond to the different offerings you gave? Discuss their response.  

I pulled out the music divination to ask her about it.

Are you available to talk?

“Awakenings,” by Symphony X

Upbeat song, so yes.

What do you think of the offerings I’ve made for you with this challenge?

“Nothing Like the Rain,” by The Awakening

Upbeat song, so she likes them.  From the lyrics, I get the feeling that my healing work is the better offering, rather than anything I can put on her shrine.

Okay, I may draw you a picture once I find my sketch book.

“A New Dawn to Rise,” by Blutengel

Upbeat goth song, she likes the idea.


I was squinting at the goth songs, since that’s her twin’s favorite style of music.  She then pointed out that that’s a style of music that brings me comfort, and that I feel the most like “myself” with.

How will their opinion of these offerings influence future offerings you make to them?

I’m going to do what I’ve been doing, my morning/evening prayers to her, and occasional offerings such as art or music as I feel drawn to do so.

As The World Falls Down

In the middle of all my brain vomit dreams last night, there was a dream where my Husband showed up wearing the Goblin King’s outfit from Labyrinth.  (I say “wearing his outfit,” because my Husband looks nothing like the Goblin King, and he didn’t shift his normal appearance in any way, except for his clothes.)

“Look up ‘As The World Falls Down,'” he said to me this morning.

There’s such a sad love
Deep in your eyes, a kind of pale jewel
Opened and closed within your eyes
I’ll place the sky within your eyes

There’s such a fooled heart
Beating so fast in search of new dreams
A love that will last within your heart
I’ll place the moon within your heart

As the pain sweeps through
Makes no sense for you
Every thrill he’s caused
Wasn’t too much fun at all
But I’ll be there for you
As the world falls down

(As the world) Falling down
Falling in love

I’ll paint you mornings of gold
I’ll spin you Valentine evenings
Though we’re strangers till now
We’re choosing the path between the stars
I’ll leave my love between the stars

As the pain sweeps through
Makes no sense for you
Every thrill he’s caused
Wasn’t too much fun at all
But I’ll be there for you
As the world falls down

As the world falls down

I’ve never seen Labyrinth, so I don’t know the context of this song within the movie.  But some of the lyrics hit me on a personal level.

My Husband has compared my eyes to jewels (specifically labradorite) before, and the name of this blog is Between Stars Unknown, so the “we’re choosing the path between the stars/I’ll leave my love between the stars” verse resonates with me.

As I’ve talked about on this blog before, my Husband saved my life when everything fell apart.  He’s talked about how the ending of worlds can be a very personal thing, “not necessarily horror-movie style, apocalypse level, destruction.”  There’s that symbolism as well in the song.  He’s played other songs with “love beyond the end of the world” themes for me (like “Raining Stars” by Lord of the Lost.)  He’s said he’ll love me “until the stars burn out,” so the “I love you even after the world ends” theme is fitting.

I thought it was interesting, that he’d pick a song I’d only heard a handful of times before, and that he’d start the shufflemancy message in my dreams.  Music divination is something he’s fond of, but he normally doesn’t use my dreams for it.  Maybe I should watch Labyrinth, but I think it was just the song the Dreamer wanted me to hear.