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Some years ago I was cutting wood not far from this journal, and I… - Transience Divine
June 5th, 2008
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Some years ago I was cutting wood not far from this journal, and I was about to cut down one tree when a little man, not more than three feet high, came running out of nowhere and begged me to spare it. I couldn't believe my eyes, I just started stammering, "You're a-- you mean-- I thought--"

"Oh, god!" he said. "Don't even start that. Listen, I'll give you three wishes if you *stop* babbling, and spare my tree. No wishes-for-wishes though, or anything that will get my forest overrun with wish-hungry humans."

"Three magic wishes, huh? Do I have to decide on them now?"

"Not at all! Take your time. When you want to make a wish, just put your hands like this, and say 'I wish...', and, you know." And then he disappeared.

I never decided what to wish for. I have a list of my top ideas somewhere, and there have been some times when I've come really close to using one of my wishes. But I always ended up doing things the non-magic way (or not doing them, and then deciding it wasn't worth it).

Today I got a little note on crinkly leaf-paper in my mailbox. It said my wishes expired.

I can't decide whether or not to be disappointed. I might have really enjoyed my wishes. Or I might have ended up with a carrot nose. I bet not, though.

I guess I'll keep living like I still have three wishes.


In other news, some random friends heard that I do hypnosis sometimes and asked to try it, so I'm reviewing my skills. Anyone want in on a round of trances?

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From:jrising
Date:June 6th, 2008 04:21 pm (UTC)

Re: me!

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Cool! I'll get in touch with you to find a time, maybe in about a week.
From:quantumkitty
Date:June 6th, 2008 03:51 pm (UTC)
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Hmmm. On the one hand, I love that stuff. On the other hand, I'd want to know someone better than I know you before I let them mess around in my subconscious.
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From:jrising
Date:June 6th, 2008 04:31 pm (UTC)
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That's fair. I actually prefer having other people around when I hypnotize someone, both to have someone else to have the hypnotized person interact with and to help them feel more comfortable. And it's not really "messing around" with the subconscious-- it's closer to just flipping the role of the conscious and subconscious, and your subconscious will only do what you're comfortable with.

In any case, I understand, but the offer's there.
From:quantumkitty
Date:June 6th, 2008 04:43 pm (UTC)
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And it's not really "messing around" with the subconscious-- it's closer to just flipping the role of the conscious and subconscious, and your subconscious will only do what you're comfortable with.

I'm familiar with how it works; I actually studied the subject rather extensively back in middle school and high school.

My choice of words wasn't the best one, but "messing around" is a pretty accurate description of what I did to my innocent victimbrother...

I'll think about it.
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