– ‘Where are you from? You don’t look Danish.’
– ‘I’m from Romania.’
– ‘A Romanian witch.’
– ‘I wouldn’t go so far.’
– ‘You are what you are, and what you are catches up with you. If you’re not a witch, you’re a magician.’
– ‘Wise words, my man.’
– ‘And your friend over there is one too. A witch’.
– ‘That’s my sister. She’s good.’
– ‘Yes, but you’re more dangerous.’
– ‘Like you said: We are what we are.’
– ‘This drum that you’ve spotted. It’s the only real deal I have. Made by a Mapuche medicine woman. A witch. You can have it for a special price. From a witch to another witch’.
– ‘I’ll take it. The Romanian witches are serious, you know.’
– ‘I know.’
The moral of this story: If you’re in doubt as to what you are, or lack clarity in terms of what your purpose in life is, hit a fair like this. You will be spotted, and sometimes surprised at people’s insights about you. And sometimes they can even be dead on.
Saturnalia activity: Bang on the Mapuche Kultrún and sing the blessings of the Black Moon. The drum was, after all, paid for at the exact setting time of the Black Moon. As the man said, ‘if you are not a witch, then you’re a magician.’ I’ll take that.
Enjoy your soundscapes.