Friday, July 20, 2007
The Joy of Buxton
I have spent the day in Buxton in the torrential rain. I had a rare day off, a gift as my one client for the day cancelled last night and I knew then that I could relax and chill and do something for me. I will be back to a full 'surgery' tomorrow and supervision Sunday so today was great.
I decided to go to Buxton because there is the best witchy shop there. I love witchy shops they are just wonderful. The smell of them is delicious, incense and resins. There are candles and mystical tools, they are veritable treasure troves of imagination. I got my last dress and garland from there and they have a nice native American bow with hand made arrows nestling in a corner, and my lovely silver bit of plastic has been so redundant lately. I want a bow - and a quiver full of arrows, I can feel an Artemis phase coming on.
But the shop was shut - rubbish, rubbish, rubbish. Stomp! Stomp! Stomp! Not fair - not good, all that way for nothing. I was not best pleased, its all very well for t'internet to corner the market in esoteric and magical supplies but it puts the little witchy shops out of business. There is just no substitute for handling that crystal and feeling if the energy is right, or looking through all the velvet dresses, and accessories; A grizzly picture on the internet cannot convey whether the pentacle you want is the right one, whether the spirit calls to you. The way things are going the only witchy shops in business will be the ones in Glastonbury. (They are totally fab by the way).
The window was dressed beautifully with all sorts of tempting goodies and the most gorgeous gothic blue dress was calling out to me. MMMMMmmm that would have got tried on for sure. But alas it was not to be. I wanted a goddess amulet for my new car too - the old one is the wrong colour scheme (how girlie am I?).
There was a hand scribbled note on the door informing the punters of the opening times (modest to say the least) and then a blessing, "merry we meet, merry we part and merry we meet again". Cold comfort I can assure you! There will be no merry meeting unless I am prepared to haul my ass over there on Tuesdays and Saturdays between 10 and 4. Unlikely!
Guess I had better get browsing for all my esoteric needs, a witch can only stand up for principle for so long. Magical tools need purchasing. In fact after the success of my knob - ahem - staff purchase on ebay I will go and have a shufty.
So if you see a witchy, wierdy shop in your locality - please support it!