Appreciate your marks of age
Light a candle for every new blemish mark or scar
Like a ring on a tree trunk it is a sign of defiance shown on your glorious trunk 

Celebrate each mistake you make by wearing your favourite colour head to toe for the entire day
Know that you won’t do it again, or if you do you will be reassured that you won’t shatter next time you will still be you

Add a charm to your person for every new person you meet or friend you make
You are enriched however significant that may be.
Your charm can be anything – painting your nails, eating a cake or buying a colourful glass vase. But it must be an addition.

Bio: Kate O’Connor wrote this piece when she attended the Incantations workshop.

Image: laurajodiehex

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