Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Tarot Tales - 8 of Swords



"Oh, she looks like she is in trouble."  Rufus was looking over the card he had slipped out from the deck on the table.  Witchy looked up from her mending. 

"Yes, she does look like she is in trouble, but look closer, sweetie."  Witchy smiled.

Rufus looked back down and nearly put his nose to the card.  "Well, it looks like if she put her arms down those ropes would fall off.  They don't look very tight.  I mean, she looks kinda scared but if she dropped her hands and the ropes fell off she could pull of the blindfold and then she could slip away from the swords."  Rufus looked up at Witchy.

"Very clever Rufus.  You do have a great grasp of what the picture is telling you.  You see the person feels helpless.  She or he is afraid that he cannot see, or move and that he is surrounded by danger.  And yet, it is all of that persons making."  Witchy petted Rufus.

"Well if that is true then it is also of the persons unmaking too."  Rufus purred under Witchy's hand. 

"Exactly!  Whoever finds themselves in this situation they must really just remember that all they need to do is let the bindings fall and take off the blindfold and walk away from danger.  Of course, the danger in this card is to give in to the feeling of helplessness.  You must not give away your power.  You must control your life.  Never let fear blind and bind you."   Witchy set aside her mending and put the card upon the mantle.


Monday, 7 April 2014

Monday Music - Poor Unfortunate Souls

My dear, sweet child. That's what I do. It's what I live for.
To help unfortunate merfolk like yourself.
Poor souls with no one else to turn to.

I admit that in the past I've been a nasty
They weren't kidding when they called me, well, a witch
But you'll find that nowadays
I've mended all my ways
Repented, seen the light, and made a switch
To this
And I fortunately know a little magic
It's a talent that I always have possessed
And dear lady, please don't laugh
I use it on behalf
Of the miserable, the lonely, and depressed (pathetic)

Poor unfortunate souls
In pain, in need
This one longing to be thinner
That one wants to get the girl
And do I help them?
Yes, indeed
Those poor unfortunate souls
So sad, so true
They come flocking to my cauldron
Crying, "Spells, Ursula, please!"
And I help them!
Yes I do

Now it's happened once or twice
Someone couldn't pay the price
And I'm afraid I had to rake 'em 'cross the coals
Yes I've had the odd complaint
But on the whole I've been a saint
To those poor unfortunate souls

Have we got a deal?

ARIEL
If I become human, I'll never be with my father or sisters again.

URSULA
But you'll have your man, heh heh. Life's full of tough choices, isn't it? Heh heh.
Oh, and there is one more thing.
We haven't discussed the subject of payment.

ARIEL
But I don't have-

URSULA
I'm not asking much, just a token really, a trifle!
What I want from you is - your voice.

ARIEL
But without my voice, how can I-

URSULA
You'll have your looks, your pretty face.
And don't underestimate the importance of body language, ha!

The men up there don't like a lot of blabber
They think a girl who gossips is a bore!
Yet on land it's much prefered for ladies not to say a word
And after all dear, what is idle babble for?
Come on, they're not all that impressed with conversation
True gentlemen avoid it when they can
But they dote and swoon and fawn
On a lady who's withdrawn
It's she who holds her tongue who get's a man

Come on you poor unfortunate soul
Go ahead!
Make your choice!
I'm a very busy woman and I haven't got all day
It won't cost much
Just your voice!
You poor unfortunate soul
It's sad but true
If you want to cross the bridge, my sweet
You've got the pay the toll
Take a gulp and take a breath
And go ahead and sign the scroll
Flotsam, Jetsam, now I've got her, boys
The boss is on a roll
This poor unfortunate soul

Beluga sevruga
Come winds of the Caspian Sea
Larengix glaucitis
Et max laryngitis
La voce to me

Now, sing!

ARIEL
Aah...


Friday, 4 April 2014

Friday - Thank Goodness!

I know I have been away this week but honestly I didn't know that even when one is retired you have weeks that you would rather forget.  This was one of them.  
It did start well enough until Tigger decided to open up one of my fingers.  She never really means to hurt but since she didn't have any time with a momma to teach her how to behave her behaviour is a bit off.  DH had an appointment on the Tuesday.  Early beyond belief and we were up at 5:30 in the blessed morning to find out after it was all over that he didn't have to drink all that water before going over.  Too bad they didn't think to tell him that before the procedure so that he could have been more comfortable.  Wednesday saw me trying out a new dentist and may I say right now I will NEVER go back to this dentist again.  Beside the inside of my mouth feeling like a piece of raw meat from the x-rays this dentist pushed that it would be his way or no way.  Never listening to one thing I said.  I know I was spoiled by my Ottawa dentist who was a wonderful dentist but still I do like to be heard.  Thursday we dropped off our tax stuff - I know, Enough said.  So, today is Friday and what I am hoping will be a calm, peaceful day.  

Hear is to a sparkly spring weekend.


Friday, 28 March 2014

Friday Fun

'Tis Friday and so I wish for everyone to have a little silly in their weekend.

Because it is all in how  you look at it.

 
Hugs and Sparkles
 

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Tarot Tales - 7 of Swords



"Is he stealing?  He looks like he is stealing."  Rufus was walking around and around the card.  Checking it out from all angles.

"Well, he is not stealing but he is making a big mistake."  Witchy came out of the kitchen drying off her hands.

"Why is that?"  Rufus sat down,

"Well, it means that whoever is having the reading is facing a problem.  Worse than that, they are considering a poor plan to solve it.  Maybe they are looking at the shortest way instead of the best way."  Witchy answered.

"So this card means, stop and think."  Rufus pushed it towards Witchy.

"Yes that is a good way of putting it.  Whatever you are thinking of doing to solve a problem.  Think about it again."  Witchy picked it up to put on the mantel.

"So, would the downside be to remember that actions have consequences?"  Rufus asked.  "Like if you climb a tree you have to be able to get down again."

Witchy laughed as she put the card up for the week.  "Yes, if you climb up you better know how to get down."


Rufus looked down from the table and nimbly jumped down.


Monday, 24 March 2014

Monday Music - Don't Pay the Ferryman

It was late at night on the open road,
Speeding like a man on the run,
A lifetime spent preparing for the journey;

He is closer now and the search is on,
Reading from a map in the mind,
Yes, there's the ragged hill,
And there's the boat on the river,

And when the rain came down,
He heard a wild dog howl.
There were voices in the night - "Don't do it!"
Voices out of sight - "Don't do it!
"Too many men have failed before;
Whatever you do:

Don't pay the ferryman;
Don't even fix a price.
Don't pay the ferryman;
Until he gets you to the other side!"

In the rolling mist, then he gets on board,
Now there'll be no turning back,
Beware that hooded old man at the rudder.
And then the lightning flashed, and the thunder roared,
And people calling out his name,
And dancing bones that jabbered and a-moaned on the water;

And then the ferryman said,
"There is trouble ahead,
So you must pay me now," - "Don't do it!"
"You must pay me now," - "Don't do it!"
And still that voice came from beyond,
"Whatever you do:

Don't pay the ferryman;
Don't even fix a price.
Don't pay the ferryman;
Until he gets you to the other side!"

(Musical interlude)

"Don't pay the ferryman;
Don't even fix a price.
Don't pay the ferryman;
Until he gets you to the other side!" 


From the Album of the same name -

Friday, 21 March 2014

Friday Attitude of Gratitude

Yes, what if we were happy that the sun is shining, okay it is still kind of cold but we are above ground and breathing right?  Let's go out and enjoy this Friday and know that yes we are loved.  

Hugs and Sparkles