My Closet Is Bigger than My Bedroom…


…my view includes an enormous tree that is sticking it to Old Man Winter by beginning to show wee buds, and by sporting branches full of birds continuously bursting in song.

The witchy lucky streak shines on, my Wicked Luvs. Before I started driving back to New York, I lined up a few possibilities for living arrangements. My best friend went to check them out for me. My first choice had uncanny green walls—yes, I liked it because of the earthy-gone-wild color, also because of the nearby graveyard and state park. I almost moved into the green place, but the landlord left me five messages in less than 36 hours. The insistence freaked me out, so I moved on.

I went to see three other places. I fell in love with the first, an attic. The landlord had a few other people coming to see the place the next day. He said I was at the top of the list, but he would feel bad if he didn’t show it to the other prospective tenants, too. The second and third places were lovely, but I had already gone head over heel for the attic. I mean, the shape of the ceiling is perfect, there is a total of four windows, I would have access to a deck, and as I mentioned in the title, the closet is a room bigger than the bedroom.

A few days went by… I lost a few hairs during the wait… if I ever let my fingernails grow long, I would probably have none to speak of. Yesterday, I secured the place. I will sign the paperwork today, and hope to be completely moved in by Friday.

Finding a living space in New York is no easy task. Securing a place that is clean, economical, with a deck, spacious, located in a safe area, and with a bit a nature at arm’s reach is magic.

The trip left Perlo, my MINI, splashed with dirt and salt…
 But salt is cleansing, so I’m smiling the smut away…
 And my light (and the Perlo’s) is shining on ;-)

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  1. Nice changes in your life, Magaly. I can't wait to see your new place of living!
    Blessings to you and your MINI :)

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    1. I can't wait to unpack, decorate, set up my altar, start a few plants... I'm excited ;-)

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    2. so am I! Really, I felt very good when I read about your search for a flat.

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  2. Congrats! I hope you post pics of your new attic apartment; I would love to see it!

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    1. You know me, as soon as everything is set up, I'll share. Setting everything up will be... right ;-)

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  3. Welcome back to the East Coast darling!! Springtime in NYC is beyond magical =)

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    1. Springtime in new your is beyond magical, indeed. I can't wait to explore the city, visit museums, shows, see the parks bloom... ;-)

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  4. I love the sound of The Attic. Mysterious and lovely and likely to hold treasure. Well, YOU are treasure, so that part is accurate! Happy new living space!

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    1. I love the shape of the walls. And the fact that I get to reach out of a window and touch the topmost branch of a HUGE tree ;-)

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  5. It sounds like you've found a great place to make home. I hope to see pics soon. :)

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    1. I can only hope. I'll start moving my things in, today. Let's see how long until it becomes home. I will share lots of pics, once everything is up ;-)

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  6. Oooo! I love attics and balcony's. Soaring ceiling spaces make my heart go pitter patter!!
    Can't wait to see the new spaces.
    Be safe on your move
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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    1. I am an attic junkie. There is something magical about the uncanny ceilings, and balconies? Yum! I will grow plant close to the skies ;-)

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  7. Congratulations on the new place! Hey, at least with moving you get your spring cleaning right out of the way. Two birds with one stone and such. ^^

    (I can see the positive in everything. Even in the zombie car story. Which I am going to share next week, I guess.)

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    1. You know, I didn't think about that. Two birds with one stone, indeed!

      Zombies, huh? Yay ;-)

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  8. An attic space with a deck, and all mods cons + safe and green place? Did you cast a spell or what? Sounds heavenly!

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    1. You understand why I did a happy dance when the landlord called me to say that the place was mine! The idea of getting out of the house to wait for the sunrise, or just setting my sleeping bag outside in warm nights and look at the moon, and plants... WoooHooo! Heavenly, indeed ;-)

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  9. There is something about a writer, sipping coffee in an attic and looking out her window, creating new worlds. I think your spirit will soar there! It sounds very romantic!

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    1. I just pictured myself in my favorite robe, holding my coffee mug, watching the sun come up and plotting. I'm already soaring ;-D

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  10. In my mind's eye I see you riding the storm. Anticipating a flood of writing to burst forth.

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    1. With fierceness in my eyes, and telling the storm, "Bring it on!"

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  11. Congrats on the new place, sounds totally you. Sending heartwarming house warming energy!!

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    1. Different, with its own kind of beauty, away from the beaten path but still in the mix, in the city but close to nature... "totally" me ;-)

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  12. Hooray! I'm glad the green wall place didn't work out, because The Attic sounds perfect. Enjoy your nesting in the boughs of that big old tree, darling Witch.

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    1. I was very sad when the green room didn't work out, but after I saw The Attic (the next day) I looked at the moon and smiled, thinking, "You know it all along, didn't you?"

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  13. Way to go Smiler :D Sounds like the perfect haunt for a witchy writer...and Perlo is so cuuuuute :D XXX

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    1. I'm so excited about my to-be witchy lair. And Perlo needs a bath lol

      By the way, I shall put something in the mail for you tomorrow ;-)

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  14. May you be very happy in your new home! Brightest blessings to you always, Magaly.

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    1. I like the feel of a new home. A place for thinking, writing, and planning... for remember the words of the wise women who care to share their zen with me ;-)

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  15. Wow, you awesome witch! That is perfect! You are exactly where you are supposed to be.. and that is wonderful! I'm so glad you're back on the East Coast!! <3

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    1. Back in the East Coast, indeed. Maybe some of the Sirens can get together and sing for the spring ;-)

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  16. Back in your own place. Time to take a breath and enjoy the spring. New York is my most favourite city in the world. So I'm glad you are back!

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    1. I am glad to be back, too. I'm excited about walking around The City, visiting my favorite museums, watching new and old shows, just rediscovering the things I love ;-)

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  17. Of all the folks I know, you are the most likely to love an attic space with a view. And you are also the most deserving of a place to be just you.
    So glad that the universe saw fit to put you where you had the opportunity to choose a space fitting your needs, wants and purpose. Can hardly wait to see your new digs and read what you create in your new place. ps.....I am very jealous of being able to sleep outside and stare up at the stars, reach out a window and make contact with a big old tree. Magickal............... Oma Linda

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    1. I've always been an attic junkie. I'm thinking this will be practice for when I have my own place. One day, I want my permanent writing space to be at the very top of my house. Imagine uncannily shaped ceilings, round windows... yum ;-)

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  18. Returning to the East Coast must have been foreordained, to sweep up such a sweet place :)

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    1. Indeed. The amount of space, the price, the location, the tree, the birds... perfect ;-)

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  19. Good luck on your move.

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  20. I am so happy for you Magaly ;o) All the best in your new attic home ;o) It sounds amazing!

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    1. It's a good place. It will be good to start anew.

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  21. Magaly... I send blessings and encourage bright hope, though it seems your life is already filled with new beginnings and wide open spaces. (as much as there can be in NYC!) My heart both sorrows and rejoices for you. I've been keeping to myself for some time and I return to the wider world to find that things have changed so hugely in your life; you seem none the worse for the wear. I am not sure I would have weathered it so well. Your post of Adieu drew tears, and I had not realized hope could be so heart-wrenching. And your shining way of moving forward and onward suggests to me that perhaps hope for my own bright future is not as dimmed as I feared. <3 to you, sweet and bright sister.

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    1. I think life gives us only what we can handle. Even if, at times, we feel that it just too much. I believe that if we look and look again, we find ways to carry on.

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  22. Awesome! I'm so glad you found a place, it sounds lovely.

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  23. Great news ~ congrats on the new digs!

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    1. I have a tiny new window where to place a special gift I got from a good friend...

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