Welcome to Pagan Culture’s Yuletide Ball, my Wicked Darlings. I hope you enjoyed your flight here. Did you remember to wear enough layers to keep your bits warm during the journey? Of course you did. “According to Granny Weatherwax, [witches are] ‘people what looks up’.
She didn’t explain. She seldom explained. She didn’t mean people who looked at the sky; everyone did that. She probably meant that they looked up above the everyday chores and wondered, What’s all this about? How does it work? And possibly even: Is there anything worn under the kilt? Perhaps that was why odd, in a witch, was normal…” and every normal person who has read Terry Pratchett’s Wintersmith knows a witchy woman needs no reason to share a few witty words.
Or her unfinished Winter Solstice Tree…
|Don't you think the berries and flowers make this holly look sooo pretty?|
This pretty holly was a present from someone who believes in my writing, and who was pretty sure I was going to curse him for taking me to the worst winter gathering in history. I forgave him though, even if one of the guests told me, “Your short story was gut-moving [Interesting choice of words, I though] but I think it would be much better if the main character didn’t practice an evil religion; people don’t like that. [Woman, I thought some more, say my Witchcraft is evil again, and I’ll show your gut and teeth some real movement].”
I’m pretty sure the look on my face, while I was thinking those moving words, was what convinced my friend he needed to get me something that would assured the future fixity of the woman’s teeth. The holly brought pretty thoughts and some smiles, too.
And while on the subject of uncanny things that go on in my head… Would you like to know the first thing that came to mind when I joined this party? I thought, This party button really reminds me of the cover of Dracula in Love by Karen Essex. Hm, I guess I’ll give away as a party favor. Yep, I will.
This is all you need to do to enter this bloody wintry giveaway:
Mandatory Entry – leave a comment with your thoughts about this post, and about people who say/do/show inappropriate things during public gatherings. Include an email address.
1. Be a Wicked Darling (follow Pagan Culture through GFC).
2. Blog about this entry, and leave a link to the post.
3. Tweet about this entry, and leave a link to the tweet.
4. Stop by my Blog Circle, and grab a button… or three.
5. Comment on one (or all) of The Witches Yuletide Blog party posts; then come back to tell me what you liked, disliked, or absolutely loved about your visit.
* This giveaway ends December 12th at 5:13pm EST.
And because random witchy goodness seems to be the name of the game, please visit Pagan Pages Blog Hop. This cyber treasure hasn’t been around for long, but I’m already harvesting its fruits. Go on, my Wicked Luvs, do a little winter picking ;-)
Also, guess who still Getting Off Her Broom? Me! I didn’t post last week because I was on partial blogging leave. I was a little sick, too. I’m blaming it on end of semester stress and stuff... I only exercised once, for about ten minutes before my head nearly exploded. I’ve walked—I live in New York after all—but no calisthenics. I’m eating well, my weight is healthy, and I’ve been watering my hot self often ;-) *grins and does a little mental dance*