For those of you who do not own/drive a car, this post might be a little boring to you. I apologize upfront. Today’s spell is about fashioning a protection spell around your vehicle by hanging a charm from your rearview mirror. I have seen many things on those mirrors in my life. When I was younger my friends always had the tassel from graduation with their year on it. People have hung crosses or dog tags for as long as I can remember.
A buddy of mine and I used to go to a particular bar on Saturday nights during our more carefree early 20s. This bar always had little oddball shots in a plastic test tube that one of our favorite bartenders would bring around during the course of the night. If you bought a shot, you got a strand of Mardi Gras style beads. Cheap plastic but the point was that you bought a shot. It also singled you out for the bartender to find you with the next round. My friend and I ended up hanging so many on my rearview mirror (we alternated who had to be the sober one each week so we always had a designated driver).
Lately I had a small wooden coin shaped medallion I got for completing a “quest” at a Renaissance Faire hanging from mine. When we bought our most recent vehicle, I didn’t transfer it and the medallion now hangs by my desktop computer. When we have an adventure worthy of commemorating, the mirror will receive its next dressing up.
So, for my driving readers, what do you have hanging from your rearview mirror. Share in the comments. Until next time Gentle Readers, just keep writing.