I was going to wait until after the Sexy, Dark & Bloody Fiction party was over, and the winners were announced, to share the cutest birthday presents in the world. But my heart couldn’t keep the secret any longer. These are not the official pictures—the ones of me screaming and hugging my 151-year-old dictionary—those pictures will come later. Today, I’m sharing the gifts from three special people: my Piano Man, the Little Princess and Oma Linda.
My lover rocked my world, again. Last year I got an antique typewriter, which I was sure was the best present. EVER. Then I opened this baby:
I wish you could touch it, smell it, and enjoy the way words have changed over the years. Okay, so you’ll get the chance to do latter, for I’ll share as I read. And in case you are worried about the state of your soul, don’t be. The 1861 Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary is “Authorized literature of the first Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, Massachusetts.” Don’t believe me? I have proof:
After my entire being and soul stopped bursting and squealing with delight, my heart was melted by the Little Princess; she made me a frog evolution chain (will share that later) and the most adorable bookmark. The one with a rainbow, a turtle and frogs is from her. And the one with the whimsical camouflaged frog is from my Piano Man. Yes, this Witch loves her frogs.
Then Oma Linda completed my birthday bliss with charm and originality. I’m not showing all the gifts, for I’m using some for spells and I don’t usually share those. But here are the ones that have become part of my ever growing altar. I can’t remember how much time I spent playing with this little donkey and his heart, and with what has to be the perfect skull for me. In case you can’t see it, the skull has a number 13 on it!
And what Witch can be truly lucky without the sea in a charm?
Actually, you get to see one more of Oma Linda’s gifs. See that flowery cauldron with the petals and the feather? Yep, from my Oma!
Here are a few more pictures of my Spring 2012 altar space.
The biggest present I got this year exists only in my heart, and perhaps in every one of my smiles. I have my Piano Man, who couldn’t be more perfect if I had conjured him myself. I have a Little Princess, who surprises me every day and reminds me why children are the best thing this world has to offer. I have Oma Linda, who I can only describe as a third grandmother. And I have all the happiness that knowledge provides… plus a garden of witchy sisters, and brothers, and… yeah, that, too.
I’m a happy 35-year-old Witch.