I love a title called Peeing in the Shower - Sex with Alan Moore. Can't get any better than that!
Great beginning. Again, I've never read either stories, but I do find your discussion of symbolism with magicians to be spot on. Can't wait for part 2.
"I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.
I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish enough "Hello's" to get you through the final "Good-bye.."