I’ve decided I want an altar in my room. I doubt that I will actually pray at it. I might pray that it doesn’t fall apart because I’ve decided to make it myself. I checked online for alters and they ranged in price from $30.00 to $48,500.00. The expensive one wouldn’t have fit in my room anyway. It was a real one from a church. It was beautiful though. It was on E-Bay.
The cheap one was made out of cardboard. That’s when I decided I could make it myself, that and the squirrel. I happened to notice the squirrel sitting on one of the stumps that are still in the front yard from when the big tree was cut down at the beginning of December (3 months ago, still sitting there, do they expect me to move them? Duh!!).
I was staring at the stumps and it occurred to me that if I sliced one of the smaller stumps into 3 or 4 inch slices and then cut them crosswise at different places, I could place them on top of each other in a step like fashion. Also I get to save a little bit of my tree that I miss.
I could then polyurethane them so they wouldn’t rot and I would have my altar. I could put my Buddhas on it, some Saint candles, crystals, and various other objects that have been given to me that have meaning. I am of no particular religion. I just take a little bit of each, Buddhism, Catholicism (I was brought up as a Catholic), Wiccan (only because I want to cast spells except I really don’t believe that anyone can cast spells).
I just looked up religions on Wikipedia. I truly didn’t know there were so many.
Back to my altar. So I told Barry I needed him and a chain saw and he said “At the same time?”. Then I told him that I wanted him to help me build an altar and he just walked out of the room laughing. Nothing I do surprises my daughter or my son. They just say things like “Good idea, Ma”.
Well, if anyone has any ideas for my altar, let me know. I am open to suggestions.
I don’t want it to be too big because my room is filled with enough stuff already, wicked cool stuff, but a lot of it.