In magick, many rites of passage are accorded a year and a day to resolve themselves. Handfasting lasts a year and a day. Study for ascension to the next level of knowledge lasts a year and a day. Because it is a traditional period for instrospection and growth, I accorded my midlife crisis a year and a day.
It resolved itself with a stunningly quiet grace. For once in my life, what was the most complex and, at the same time, simple wish was granted. It is the finest gift I have received in what seems like an eternity.
At just shy of two p.m., an e-mail posted to my account...from Hopkins- in exactly one year and one day.