When I read the prompt “write a charm” I thought of the Irish blessing that has always adored the one wall of my Grandmother’s house.
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rain fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
I’m not especially religious, but the blessing has always stayed with me and I have always thought it a beautiful piece of writing. So I’m going to ignore the prompt somewhat, (as I have a tendency to do), and write my own blessing for university students.
May the all-nighters be worth it.
May your grades match your hopes.
May the hangovers last not quite as long
and the housemates’ voices shush.
And until the summer comes,
may you keep your marbles where they are.