Mystic Wicks is a lively online Pagan community that I recently discovered. In July 2009, Ben Gruagach (webmaster of WitchGrotto and one of the forum moderators) posted a poll asking people about what started their interest in Paganism. I thought I’d share my story.
I was climbing up a small hill when I saw a figure standing at the side of the road. It was a guy, probably not much older than me, looking away from the road as if he didn’t give a damn about anything. He wore a sleeveless shirt and these crazy patched jeans, and his hair flapped in the hot breeze. He was holding a small black dog in one hand and had his other in his pocket.
As I neared him, he deigned to turn towards me but made no move to make a sign or smile. I slowed down.
“Looking for a ride, maybe?”