Tag Archives: Halloween

The Storyteller’s Daughter: Revisited

Last year for Halloween, I celebrated by weaving together a scary story. The story comes out of my father’s love of storytelling. I spent the afternoon with him today and remembered last year’s tale. So I have dusted it off … Continue reading

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Storyteller’s Daughter

I love a good story. And Halloween stories or spooky stories are some of my favorite.  Even as a kid, those were the stories my family told as we circled up in an attempt to entertain one another.  My dad … Continue reading

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A Gypsy Girl’s Practical Magic

When I was a little girl of about 6, my mother dressed me up as a Gypsy for Halloween. I remember walking down our long, winding street in the multi-colored dress with bangles, ribbons in my hair and a necklace that wrapped around my neck at least three times and hung down to my little waist. That was the day I started believing in magic. I believed because those simple items transformed me. After that day, I felt connected with the free spirit that we associate with The Gypsy. For those few hours that we scurried around, I was a world traveler. I was a nomad with a caravan full of mystery.

Even when I took the clothes off, I never lost that little gypsy inside me. What is ironic though is that I have never left my hometown to live somewhere else. My inner gypsy keeps telling me we will, but my South Texas roots are strong.

That is why the trek to Oregon and Washington felt so freeing to me. I let my gypsy girl out to roam. And she took me to some of the most beautiful country I have ever seen. Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time

As Fall creeps up, the nights grow longer, and I am called into the dark garden within. There I am discovering the treasures of myself. Some are hidden in shadows, others glisten in the light of my curiosity. Once upon … Continue reading

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