I was home from college for the weekend and all I wanted to do was sleep.
The scratchy wool rug on my sister’s hardwood floor was not a deterrent.  I tucked my arms underneath my chest, cradled the side of my face within the palms of my hand, and willingly surrendered myself to slumber.  I was [...]

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Boundaries blurred
Whispers heard
Be mindful of your spoken word
Let not intention be recanted
From seeds once planted
Requests be granted
Equals only be enticed
Review the guest list once or twice
Then light the candles
And fire up the blender
‘Tis no better night for wishes rendered!

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What is an epiphany, exactly, and when the hell do I get to have one?

Water was sloshing from every surface of my shoes, including the spongy soles of those stupid gel inserts which, until now, had never given me cause to wonder just how many gallons of liquid they were capable of retaining.  Diligently running [...]

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Armed with bullet points on an index card, even a timid mind can express intention clearly.
Well, most of the time.
I’ve had my moments.  Predetermined lines of reason fly out the window if nervous energy makes an untimely entrance.  With a potential to spread like wildfire, unchecked emotions will overpower a well-rehearsed delivery before a witch [...]

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I earned my appreciation for peeing in privacy.  Until I raised three children of my own, I did not understand what a luxury this is.
It is a rare privilege to nurture our fledgling offspring.  A mother willingly casts aside many of her personal priorities without hesitation, as the survival of her young prevails over any [...]

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I wonder if I might pose the question, “What is love?” without prompting a slight gag reflex in either of us?
A smirk?  A roll of the eyes?
C’mon, Jill.
It is possible to address the subject of love seriously.
A practical witch will gladly remove a firmly-placed tongue from the cheek to explore all energy forms that are [...]

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I miss my dad.
There has not been one day since he died that I don’t remember him.
The sadness of his loss is slowly being replaced with the simple joy I feel to have known him.  I’ve been experiencing some recent moments of gentle guidance from none other than the legend himself.  He still has me [...]

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A claim to old age and treachery often requires a lengthy resume filled with disappointment.  Worn as a merit badge, first-hand experience with the ‘hard knocks’ of life provides justification to keep your feet on the ground, stay put, and avoid anything that includes risk.
To hell with excuses.
Attributing our current identity to past experience is [...]

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For THE LOVE OF GOD, what is the rest of me doing while my body is asleep?!
The scenarios are endless.  Forgetting to determine my intentions before falling into slumber guarantees that my awakening will be a damn crap shoot.
Failure to set forth even the slightest ambition toward what you want to accomplish in the near [...]

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There are many things about my sister Evie that I adore.  Among her many attributes, she maintains an attitude of nonchalance toward most things in life that many human beings might have a tendency to get ‘hung up’ on.
She has an expression that I love.  It is her all-inclusive “whatever” look.  There is a subtle [...]

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