|Dec. 12th, 2013 @ 07:58 am Fae sighting - I met a technomage|
My mobile phone stopped working, I'm not sure when though, I found out it wouldn't power up when I tried to turn it off to watch the movie Frozen. That was last Tuesday.|
It's a Nokia, purchased at a T*Mobile shop in Framingham (about 20 min. drive from home). I kept putting off the trip to take it in, first planning to go Monday (rain, snow, sleet and slush - no) and then Tuesday (snow falling most of the day - no) and finally made it yesterday only to find that they haven't carried that phone in 3 years (3years? Really? I've had it that long?), they didn't carry the battery for it, they didn't have a charger (I had forgotten mine), they had no clue as to what was wrong with it.
The first clerk took off the back (how'd he do that?) to check the battery, took the battery out, blew on it, put it back in, sealed the phone back up. Sorry, he couldn't help me. He took it to the head clerk.
Head clerk (named Michael) opened the back of the phone (nope, still couldn't see how), took out the battery, looked it over, put it back in, sealed it up. Sorry, nothing he could do. The battery looked good. He advised me to buy a new Nokia on e-bay (why? If the phone was bad, why would I want another one - another phone number?).
I asked him to show me the trick with the opening of the back. He opened the back - slowly - showing me exactly what he was doing. Showed me out to take the battery out. Reassembled the entire thing - and the screen lit up.
One of the other clerks shouted out "He did it again!" He claimed he didn't do anything.
In Celtic lore, the most powerful wizards were the smith-mages. There weren't many, not all smiths were wizards, but those that were, who could merge magic into the inanimate metal (earth) using fire, air and water - they were the really scary powerful ones. I suspect that technomages are their modern descendents, the strength of their ability only evident in the fact that it IS evident.
Almost every other paranormal ability is subjective, open to interpretation, the only "proof" is what people say happened, what they *think* happened. But a phone suddenly working again? That's real. People can see that and can see that it happens when a certain person handles the item.
(fwiw, he had the look of a bruaghadair - one out of Underhill. He wasn't overtall, was skinny, with a largish head and nose, and his voice was somewhat hoarse and light)