Happy Halloween Everyone!
Stay safe, and avoid the Boogie Man if at all possible…
The last time I posted, I asked Phil’s readers to ponder why Phil would let me be a contributing writer on his bomb diggity blog.
The vast majority (over 80% of those who voted) decided it was that “Lorna cast a spell over Phil and he was drunk on wine and Jazz, thus unable to resist her blue-eyed magic.” I’m not sure if this speaks to my supernatural powers or Phil’s all-too-human weaknesses, but I’m going with my supernatural powers because it’s close to Halloween, I’m writing this post and it just looks better for me.
Some of you know me well. Some of you kind of know me. Others of you are wondering if WordPress is wonking out on you again because you know Phil doesn’t refer to himself in the third person on his site.
Well, it doesn’t matter. I’m going to let all of you in on a BIG secret that will make me unforgettable. You’ll stop wondering, “Who is this Lorna person and what has she done with our adorable Phil?” Well, you still may be wondering about the last part.
I was born under the astrological sign of Scorpio, which makes me mysterious and breathtakingly alluring. I don’t quite get the connection between “exotic deliciousness” and “creepy lobster bug.” But just because I can’t explain something , it doesn’t mean it isn’t real. I can’t explain quantum physics either.
Combine my Scorpio-lishness and my ability to connect with the world beyond what most mere mortals can see (think Ouija Boards not the fluff beyond the range of the Hubble Telescope), and I’m a perfect candidate for
dancing communicating with the stars spirits and casting spells on our sweet, unsuspecting Phil.
You don’t believe me, right? I thought not. Skeptics! You probably don’t believe that Jeannie lived in that bottle, either.
The only proof I can offer are my first person encounters. I know I joke around a lot, but these stories are true. Maybe I should call them accounts. Accounts have numbers and you can hack into them. That makes them very real.
- Account 1: I helped my sister locate her lost cat. Pippin was in a wooded area about 100 miles from her home and lost for 3 days. I guided my sister (via cell phone) to the precise spot where Pippin was hiding under a shrub. I was 150 miles away at my home, giving her the instructions.
- Account 2: My friend had a lump in her breast. Prior to the procedure to remove it, I envisioned the lump as if it was a tablet of Alka Seltzer dissolving in her body. I did this twice a day for two weeks. When she went for the pre-op ultra sound, they couldn’t find the lump, cancelled the procedure and has been fine since (4+ years).
- Account 3: I had another friend with stage 4 lung cancer. This time I thought of her healthy cells nibbling away the cancerous ones until they were just crumbs easily swept away by her immune system. She lived for nearly 20 years.
- Account 4: An owner of a Golden Retriever with severe hip dysplasia told me she was thinking of having 7 year-old “Hoops” put down. He was hardly able to walk. I asked her not to change anything about his food or medications, but to wait for 2 weeks. I visualized him as a healthy, vibrant dog twice a day. She called me after 2 weeks to report that “Hoops” made a miraculous recovery. He was running and playing like when he was young. “Hoops” went on to live a healthy life for six more years.
- Account 5: An elderly friend of the family was dying. Slowly. Everyone wondered when the final time would come. I made a prediction that seemed outlandish because it was in weeks rather than days as the doctor predicted. Only my then-husband I knew which day I foresaw. He died on the day I predicted.
I have more accounts but that should put a dent in your skepticism. Whatever I have doesn’t always work. My ex-husband was immune to my charms and I can never pick the right lottery numbers. But still, I’ve got something going for me.
Is it any wonder that Phil would fall under my spell, wine and jazz notwithstanding? No matter how hard I try to keep my powers under wraps, they just ooze. I’m sorry.
In honor of Phil and his music-themed blog and Halloween, please enjoy this song. Not that I need any love potions to cast spells. Just being a Scorpio seems adequate.
The end of October draws near and whether you celebrate the “dark half” of the year as the Celts did or if you celebrate memory of All Souls day the first of November, one thing is certain; there will be darkness and lots of spirits in the air on this chilly and Hallowed Eve.
So click on the next link and cue up some devilishly fun music in the spirit of this spooky holiday. Hit the play all button and return to this page while you take in the sights and sounds of this holiday.
It’s not just the spirits that are making mischief around these parts. We have some witches brewing up some evil stew as they chant their verse:
Double, double, toil and trouble;
Fire burn and caldron bubble…
This is NOT your grandmother’s vegetable stew. Beware!
Some will spend the evening in sheer fright
Others will brave the chilly, scary night in search of tricks or treats, all dressed up in costume.
Still others will steal away for a romantic moment in the moonlight under the stars.
But beware, as with any group that is out and about in festive celebration, you are bound to encounter a few that just can’t seem to control themselves, as they imbibe in those “other spirits” that wreak havoc and torment upon their soul in a very different way. So… take heed now and make sure you don’t whoop it up too much this festive holiday, for you wouldn’t want to wind up like these poor souls…
Happy Halloween to all !!!
Many thanks to Nikki Hart for inviting me to participate in this Halloween guestbook activity. Nikki is a talented graphics artist who created the top three images above she so graciously offered to me for use here. You can see more of her work at the following: