I figured out part of what I was after in the pansophism book posts. I was trying to get at an account of magic that would be engaged and personal without being about results in a narrow sense. I was looking for an image of magical apprenticeship that made community and communication its primary terms, its fundamentals, the point to which all work turned and returned. Magic with an ethos of care.
I had, perhaps, a longer post in me today, but one of our birds died yesterday. I want to be a little quieter than a post would allow.
Take care of yourselves and what you care about.