"all these I place ... between myself and the powers of darkness"
The radio this morning said "freezing rain," but when I looked out the window there was actual white accumulation on the ground. Though, okay, what was actually precipitating was freezing rain; oh well. I got somewhat soggy on the commute, but I'm all good now. (Displeased at some non-weather-related shenanigans, but singing/reciting stuff to myself to cultivate that "peace" thing.)
At Tara in this fateful hour I place all Heaven with its power And the sun with its brightness, And the snow with its whiteness, And the fire with all the strength it hath, And the lightning with its rapid wrath, And the winds with their swiftness along their path, And the sea with its deepness, And the rocks with their steepness, And the earth with its starkness: All these I place By God's almighty help and grace Between myself and the powers of darkness! -"Patrick's Rune" from A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L'Engle