My life is so different from before all this started… I mean, that should be obvious to anyone who has been following all this from the beginning, but sometimes something will happen that still really shocks me.
I didn’t do my evening ritual again – well, I did half of it, but I didn’t finish it, I don’t even know why. I just get complacent sometimes, to be honest – I still can’t believe this is all happening, it just doesn’t make sense. So yes, I didn’t complete the protection ritual last night, and the dreams came, darker and more disturbing than ever. I can’t make any sense of what I see, these terrifying images I can’t fully remember when I’m shaken to wakefulness, but I know there is a malevolence to them that reaches out beyond the veil of sleep.