good thoughts.... Garman Sir.
Many thanks for the kind words on my writing... Hmmm, and on the subject of
why I keep plugging away at the keyboard.... perhaps I should relate
something that took place about a year ago... maybe I already talked about
it here...... but here goes..
I had at the time recently been sick.. fairly so I would say, with an
intestinal virus. .that had eaten a few holes in my stomach lining and got
the rest of my guts in a pretty bad state.... and this was more or less the
end of a downward spiral that my health had taken for about a year before
and having gone to work and been assigned some loader work at a gravel
pit in the woods...and working alone there for some time... and
then upon taking a lunch break.. began to walk around the area..
and at some point asking the Gods, and Odinn in particular... to help me get
back on the "path to health and strength"....
and as these thing sometimes happen... I sensed the presence of the
Valfather standing to my right.. about 10 feet tall, and arranged with some
kind of war harness on...
and since I had asked this same boon a number of times already... he said a
"Are you not NOW on the path to health and strength"?.....
Well, you wouldn't have known that by me and the way I was feeling....
and so I was a little ashamed for having asked for the tenth time some help
with the health problems.. and so in a small voice I apologized and tried to
communicate that there was no way for me knowing exactly that I
was indeed working towards some sort of cure or recovery and therefore felt
the need to ask again.
and then after a few minutes I got up the gumption, as it were to ask for
one more boon.. and that was for a drink of the mead of poetry so that I
could write things that would be a help to our Folk.. to come together
and find their way back home.
Well, I believe he nodded or agreed but I didn't catch the word exactly..
but he did say... " Go with.".....and I didn't catch the name...
but it may have been Kvasir or something like that.... "and he will
give it to you"
and this was a normal sized being, a little shorter than I.... perhaps
an Elf.. and so I followed him to this low ceiling.. room or
cellar.. where there were several very large pot bellied ceramic urns
and there he dipped and handed me a very small.. about the size of a
small toothpick holder .. stone cup.. and seeing my look of
surprise.... he said... "any more than this for a mortal could
So that was my experiance and its right in the non-logical catagory,
or UPG......and this is not a common thing..., not for me at any
rate ..not at all .... and maybe its because I was still pretty sick.. .but
fighting it you know.. to keep going and get to work everyday... which I
but now after a year I can say... "Yes, I was indeed on the path
to health and stregnth".... not altogether there yet, but much improved
to the point where I can now see the top of the hill as it were....
So that seems verified.... and I guess its yet to determine if the
second part has had the desired effect ... .. to be of some help or
make a small contribution... to our Folk in
the hope of them finding their way back home.....
"A gift demands a gift".... hmmm... yeah.
and at least one hopes that their efforts are worth a read.. anyway.....
Best Regards, and thanks again.