Speaking of Christmas, I had a Barnes & Noble booksellers gift card burning a hole in my pocket. My husband wanted to get out yesterday, so we took a drive to Best Buy first for him, and then to the "library" as we fondly call B&N. I had already used some of the gift card a few days after Christmas, but that remaining balance was haunting me. So to relieve the pressure I simply had to purchase a couple of books (and coffee and a sweet, naturally).
The second book is one that I have seen on several occasions, but never decided to get it, simply because I was put off by the word "crone". That is terrible I know!! I just didn't want to admit to myself that I am in that region of age that categorizes one as Crone. The crone is the third manifestation of the Triple Goddess (Maiden, Mother, Crone) and is regarded highly as a figure of wisdom and insight. Even if I wasn't of an age that qualifies me as Crone, there should be no hesitation to have this book. The book, Crone's Book of Magical Words by Valerie Worth is a beautifully written, poetic collection of spells, incantations, potions and charms drawn from the history of magic. I have read just a couple of the spells so far and am utterly hooked by the beauty, rhythm and meaning of the words. This will be great reading on a dark and snowy night, next to the fire.
Thank you to everyone who have hung in here with me as my family has gone through our crisis. It means a lot to me to have such wonderful people following, and I would also like to welcome all the new followers! You all are terrific. My other blog, PurrrrSnicKitty will be back regularly in a day or two. I am going through a bunch of photos taken over the last few weeks, to pick the best...the cutest...and the very cutest!!
Here is an example:
|Pyewacket!! What are you doing on top of the screen door??!!|