I’ve started working again (two jobs, even!), and I have a huge commute (much longer than I’ve ever had before). This means that I have very little time to myself during the week. Some days, I get home from my second job just in time to go to bed to wake up and go to my first job. There is very little that I do by way of devotion every single day.
The one thing that I do every day is one devotional act for Apollon. Years ago, I wrote a song for Him. It was the very first song that I wrote the sheet music for myself (which was quite a feat – I have no musical theory training). When I take my first shower of the day, which is usually when I wake up, I sing this song while I’m in the shower. I might sing it very softly if it’s before 5am and I have a roommate, but I sing it audibly if I can (I’ve been sick lately, so audibly is not always possible). It takes me about two minutes to sing it, and I’ve known it by heart since I wrote it.
That’s it. No candles. No libations. No long litany of praise. Just one song. Every day.
I keep a fairly strict ritual calendar, which has days when I make offerings to all the gods who are currently active in my life or have shrines in my home, but this one thing is something that I make sure to do for Apollon. It has occasionally slipped my mind, and I’ve gotten back in the shower and turned the water back on. I’m not finished there until I’ve sung this song.
What do you do?