Hail, Ye Guardians of the West: STOP!

Copyrighted by Lorna Tedder. Originally published in Passion to the Third Degree .

At first, I had to wonder if I’d said something to offend the Guardians of the West and the Element of Water. Maybe forgotten to dismiss them in ritual or something.

The Long-Awaited Honest-to-God Secret to Being Happy

First there was the slow leak in the toilet that eventually was fully flowing a few months ago, jumping up to a sudden 11,000 gallons in a month before we were able to shut it down and find the culprit.

One of the sprinkler pipes broke, too, in the middle of the drought we’ve been in, and turned into a lovely fountain.

Then there was the exploding washing machine and the flooding of the kitchen last weekend.

On top of that, the water bill arrived yesterday with another little surprise. Yes, 16,000 gallons of water used in May. Huh?

By now my plumber is on speed dial. This one turned out to be a valve-gone-bad on the water heater, so my electric bill probably won’t make me any happier than the water bill that covered the spill through about ten days ago…meaning there’s more pain to come with the next bill.

I mentioned it to Obi-Wan a few nights ago and she reminded me that emotions are represented by water. Perhaps, she suggested, citing the Law of Analogy, an emotional shift has been taking place and the emotions are starting to flow again.

Could be. Of course, passion is often represented by fire. Given all these wildfires in Florida over the past month, well, please don’t blame ME for that!


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