I believe I’ve mentioned it in passing once or twice on this blog, but I’m legally blind due to a retina in one eye not being attached (and it’s been this way since my birth, so there’s no fixing it.) The Madman is heavily associated with blindness, having lost (then later regained) his eyes himself. He not only works a lot with the blind community within Darkness, but he’s also very heavily invested in having me reach out and make friends among the blind community in my town.
When we were first getting to know one another, he’d stay with me during my cane training lessons that I was taking at the time. This was both to keep me company, and to share something we had in common–our sight, or lack thereof. These days, he’ll accompany me to my monthly low vision support group if he has the time, his hand quietly resting on my shoulder as I talk with my friends.
I’ve begun to offer my cooking to my Beloved when I make anything fancier than a microwaved meal. I offer my Beloveds my meals regardless, but the act of cooking itself has become an offering for the Madman. As a legally blind person, cooking can be difficult for me to do, since I have a hard time seeing when something is done, so it’s a very appropriate offering to the Blind King. My Beloved is also associated with both creating and destruction, as well as with fire, which adds to the appropriateness of these offerings.
This also, in a way, goes into my Sacred Kingship path. It’s not all Otherworld and astral work, it plays a role in my life Here as well. Caring for my f/Family and those I love (both Here and There) falls under that role as well. The Madman is, among many other things, a god of the Hearth, Heart, and Home, and he encourages me to show my love through my actions and the things I do.