Rather than starting on some reading that’s piling up on my shelves and various online sources that I should do, I started re-reading Philip Pullman’s Dark Materials trilogy. (By the way, re-reading is completely ok according to one commenter on Maxine’s blog..).
Ever since reading this the first time years ago, I’ve been intrigued by the idea of having a ‘deamon’, but I’m a little stuck figuring out what mine would be. My husband said it would be a rabbit, but I think he says that mostly because I’m slightly hyperactive, I run, and I’m a vegetarian. But daemons are based on personalities.. I think I might be a kind of bird, actually. Maybe a seagull: they get around and are clever, but can also be quite obnoxious. And they’re not picky.
You’ve probably all thought about this: what would your daemon be, if you had one?
This post was first published on Nature Network, which has since been discontinued. The post has been moved to SciLogs, where you can also read the comments made at the time.