Sunday, September 24, 2006
Hypnotic Bridal Spells
When I took a yoga class years ago on Friday nights, the one married woman in the class always asked the "single girls" what they were doing for the weekend, every weekend. "I so envy your exciting lives," she'd say. "I'd have to coat myself in beer and stand in front of ESPN to get my husband to even notice me." I hated to tell her that I had absolutely nothing going and that I might even be inclined to watch a little ESPN. (Note to aspiring girlfriends/wives -- you get advanced girlfriend points if you can go directly to ESPN on the remote without any help from the audience. Men will fall at your feet. Trust me on this one.)
One of my favorite devotions is a fifty-four day novena to Our Lady of Pompeii. As far as novenas go, it's beautiful in its simplicity. You say one rosary every day for twenty-seven days in petition for a request, one per day for twenty-seven days in thanks, whether your request has come true or not. Most people advise this as a marriage novena. For this reason it's called the irrestible novena, like one of those recipes to make a man marry you (engagement chicken is the one that I've eaten in a pre-trial for someone's beloved -- it was good, but engagement good? I didn't think so.) and love you forever. I've never used it for that reason, but I feel certain that it's effective. When you commit yourself to something, no matter how mysterious, you can't help but feel the change. It's like when the right person comes into the room. The energy shifts; you start to notice things you never did before. If you're lucky, you don't snap out of it.
Michelle's Spell of the Day
"The glass is half full. And it's full of poison." Woody Allen
Drinking suggestion -- Vodka Martinis with blue cheese olives. The Spell cannot indulge in blue cheese because of an unfortunate food allergy, but it's a very tasty food combination.
Benedictions and Maledictions