Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Thinking About Storms
Now if it were to happen tonight, I would like my husband to be home from work so I can cuddle with him under a blanket.
I love storms but I don't feel like I have any real connection to storm spirits or Gods*. At least not in my hearth culture. Whenever I hear thunder, my thoughts first turn to Thor - not to Taranis. I don't feel any pull to the Gaulish deities, actually. My husband has this "thing" with Thor. I say it like that because he doesn't worship him or necessarily consider him real**. To Weretoad, Thor is an entity (mythical, fictional, or real) to be admired. He bonds with him through comics like Marvel's "Thor" or Eric Evensen's "Gods of Asgard***." My husband thinks Thor is "cool" but in a distant way and I so dig it.
Weretoad is agnostic but we actually have more spiritually in common than most think. For example, I'm pretty agnostic about some things - like the afterlife - and we are both animistic to some degree (although he doesn't label himself as such). Needless to say, my agnostic, semi-animistic Thor fanboy gets along quite well with myself and other ADFers most of the time.
There was a time I worried about our religious differences. I wish I could go back and whisper in my younger self's ear about how compatible we really are, how we're happily married, and how I can't wait for a thunderstorm so that the two of us can cuddle up and think about the amazing Thor throwing Mjöllnir around****.
*Really, my life is more consumed in art and study, so the patrons I have are very fitting! I'm not complaining at all. :)
**Nor does he consider him unreal.
*** "Gods of Asgard" is very good. I'm not as well-read on Norse mythology, but from what I know it seems in tune with the lore.
**** We both grinned giddily when Mjöllnir appeared after the credits ran for Ironman 2. :P
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