Wednesday, 8 February 2017


Daily Draw: The Faeries Oracle, Sylvanius/A Collective of Pixies

Sylvanius popped up again today. I was planning to return to this card as I could have written pages more or more analytically about it. So he came to meet me and I refused the offer as what I want to write is complex and not sure I could nail it in 15 minutes this morning. 

The second card I drew was A Collective of Pixies. Their message is that what is needed is a merry approach to duty. We can choose to treat duty as oppressive or we can do it happily. The book says when we choose the first attitude the energy and results are different from when we choose the latter. Also that anyone and anything that comes in contact with the results will be affected by the attitude so we make the world better or worse and do the same to ourselves. 

Hmmm. Struggling to feel merry about going in to work for the third day in what is supposed to be my week off. The work I have done is to the requisite standard and would not be any better had I had a happy song in my head while doing it. As for seeking the cooperation of coworkers... if other people had done their jobs I could have had my holiday. 

I suppose the burning question is why did I turn down Sylvanius's merry offer to be someone else's drudge? 

The martyr sacrifices themselves entirely in vain. Or rather not in vain; for they make the selfish more selfish, the lazy more lazy, the narrow narrower

Florence Nightingale, 1820-1910


  1. I hear people say all the time 'do the right thing,' but then wonder for 'right for who?' I am a proponent of service work, of lending a helping hand and of doing extra when emergency requires it. But I am not a fan of being a doormat or of being an enabler. Sometimes it is hard to tell.

  2. Merry or not, one thing I've learned of value, when we procrastinate, by the time we get around to it, it doesn't take anywhere as long to do it as we'd built it up in our mind. Sorry your me days have been impacted by someone else's feet dragging.