A writing prompt picture (Source.)
“I’m not sorry.” There was a sharp pain somewhere in his chest – “It was an accident. You didn’t mean it -” – but he couldn’t pinpoint it to his heart. He turned back from the door with a childish hope that his mother might still put up a fight and stop him. “You didn’t mean it -” Tears slowly slid down his cheeks, but he knew he wasn’t lying. “I’m not sorry”, a whisper, an ache of dying hope.
I don’t think this officially started my #birds of Vali tag, but it just feels right.
(Source.) Caption: Miles McMillan for EDUN’s Birds of Prey Campaign F/W 2012 filmed by Ryan McGinley.
A quiet presence
exploring trails in the woods
hidden away in a book
A guarded curiosity
because there’s reason to fear
yet never blaming someone
for what they can’t control
The door is open
should you return
An updated version of the shrine for Sigyn, Loki, Vali, and Narvi last featured here.
A tall, thin glass with hearts and ladybugs on it for Sigyn (top left). A margarita glass filled with cinnamon candies for Loki (top right). A seashell for Narvi (bottom left). A sand art dinosaur for Vali (bottom right). A wooden bowl for Sigyn (center) in front of an index card with a prayer and heart shaped leaf on it.
[I’m sharing how I’ve known and interacted with Everyone, starting with the Aesir. The Vanir will be next, then the Rokkr, and then the category where I put those Who don’t seem to pick just one category.]
Like His brother (Narvi for those who may not know), Vali has a Younger Face and an Older Face. The Younger Face is the start of the mythological cycle which includes His transformation (Dec. 1st is when He switches from Older to Younger). So, from Dec 1st to whenever the July full moon is (since that’s His transformation and switch to being the Older Face), I read a prayer for Him and Narvi then read ten pages of LotR (*). Relevant tumblr tags: Vali, mushrooms, LOTR, n&v [Narvi and Vali], birds of Vali [primarily owls with some other birds of prey]. Because Vali is part of “the Pack”, there’s also some overlap with those general tags: wolves, wolves: pics, werewolves, Wolf mode.
(*) This talked about in more detail in Narvi’s post here.