First Quarter/Nineteen Years pg44–45
Full color companion to my memoir The Incompetent Psychic
Fearing accusations of witchcraft might be why my grandmothers (of varying degrees of greatness) stopped teaching their daughters and granddaughters methods to effectively access and use an arcane path to deeper, wider knowledge.
And yet, the old stories still got told of spirits and visitations. One portrait I painted of Joan from her happy cowgirl photo was inspired by a fruit cate label from the 1940s. I replaced the crate of peaches with Magic 8-Balls to credit a psychic ability Joan mostly poo-poo’d, and was only randomly adept at using (like me). — From Chapter 2
The word for today is icosahedron. It’s a geometric shape… a polyhedron with 20 sides. Without a doubt. There is one in every Magic 8-Ball that has been produced since 1950, and are still being made by Mattel today. It is decidedly so. Twenty answers to any question (10 affirmative, 5 negative and 5 non-committal) are on a die that floats in blue dye. How does it work? Reply hazy, try again. I haven’t held a Magic 8-Ball for ages, but they were ubiquitous in rec rooms throughout the 60s, and have popped up in Toy Story and on yard sale tables ever since. You may rely on it.
Hey Magic 8-Ball… will anyone click on the link below to buy my book? Concentrate and ask again later.
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