2nd Angle on a Curvilinear Solar Branding by Andrew S.
At the interface between skin and light, a part of me vaporizes, and a surge races up the spinal cord. At the crest of each breath, waves of pure energy crash upon my neurons. Andrew suspends a crystal sphere and draws across my skin with the image of the Sun. I’ve never found a process of modification that connects to such a potent source of fuel. Most have been internal organic processes – but the Solar Brand brings down a stream of photons that merge with the nervous system. I am made powerful.
An FYI for those interested: This is what the healing is like for me 11 days into a solar brand. My scars typically have a satisfying amount of contrast with my unscarred skin, so I’m not interested in agitating the wound as it heals. It’s very dark now from the drawing placed down prior to conducting the burn. That will flake out with the scab in a while. I’m noticing more discomfort in crease areas (between pec and armpit), which is going to play a role in determining the placement of my next pathways, but it’s not unbearable by any means. Can’t wait for my next encounter with Andrew and the Sun.