I got a thing. Need the second one.
But please excuse me while I rant about one of the tattoos I’ve wanted for forever.
I’ll need to find a place that actually does tattooing as an art instead of just some decent line work which is all I’ve needed before.
I want a tower. A rose. A gun. A wheel. The word “ka.” And as the background or below, the quote:
"Will you drink to the earth, and to the days which have passed upon it? Will you drink to the fullness which was, and to friends who have passed on? Will you drink to good company, well met?"
The tattoo will be on my left thigh, with the gun ideally where Roland’s would have been. It may be that I get the gun and other parts on the left thigh and the other aspects on my right thigh. I haven’t decided yet, but that’s okay because I don’t have the money yet, plus I have to wait until I graduate because that would be almost impossible to hide from my mother.
This series changed my life. If I had been born maybe 15 years ago it could have been me writing these concordances. Which would have been the best job ever - like seriously, Stephen King’s research assistant? Yes, please. But it’s kind of given me a clearer view of the kind of thing I could be doing in the future. Research, immersing myself in worlds that I love beyond reality, sharing it with others. Seems like something I could do. Definitely seems like something I would do.
My dad and I have been going to a local used bookstore called “The Bookshelf.” We’ve only been in a few times, but we spoke about the fact that I’d likely own my own used book store one day. That seems like a dream. If I could do that, I’d be in utter bliss.