My altar is the size of my entire life.
I’m constantly adding things to it. I recently added a wand, carved by Mina’s hubby and blessed by his wife’s loving soul; and “a nonfiction book, written and illustrated by [the Little Princess] and edited and lettered by [my Piano Man].”
It was love at first read, my Wicked Darlings.
The book theme was the Little Princess’ idea, and that had me in tears before I was done adoring the cover.
I was taken by every page detailing how a frog goes from egg to beautiful hopping bit of life. But I must admit to having two favorite pages: “Stage 5: Tail starts to shrink!” and the authors’ biographies. The first because the Little Princess drew the frog inside a computer. She thought I would like to see the medium where I write my stories. How cool is that? And the second… well, imagine the Little Princess staring at the ceiling with a wrinkled brow—she does that when she is thinking really hard—dictating:
“About the Authors [she read something similar in one of her American Girl Dolls books, and insisted on having a bio.]
[The Little Princess] has brown hair and green eyes. She has light skin. She studies writing at Pearls Yonkers School.
[My Piano Man] has brown eyes and brown hair. He is going to marry Magaly Guerrero. He lives in the Bronx in an apartment.”
I wish I had a picture of her face while the thought was going through her mind. Seriously, my luvs, the Little Princess’ thinking face is priceless.
You are probably thinking, Yeah, Witch, very cute, but what does all this have to do with your altar?
It’s simple; in my mind and heart, About Frogs! will always be part of my altar. Only things that touch my heart become essential to my magic. In this picture you can see witchy girls from Shelle, a Witch in Jeans from Judy, several wands from Mina, a silver hammer from my nephew, Old Man Death from Yudelis, rocks and driftwood from too many people to mention… About Frogs! is right under the typewriter.
What was the latest thing you added to your altar? And what made that item special enough to deserve to be part of your sacred space?
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