🥀 The Branded Lady 💃

Recently, an important decision was made during the darkest hours of the night 🌙

Long after the children were cleaned & tucked in to their warm snuggly beds, 🛌

Long after the adulterous hushed tones had turned to gentle slumbering snores, 😴

I arose from my freshly changed sheets, donned a warm comfy top, slid into my fuzzy socks, 🧦 and disappeared into the Dark, Wet Chill of an otherwise ordinary Autumn Night 🌚 🍂

With no fear of the humble night air, with no worrying about my thinly draped attire, and most incredibly of all, without fear of making a sound to alert the night creatures, I set out on a journey to find my once long golden hair, knowing this time I had to get to it before it disappeared for the last time. ✨ 💇‍♂️ ✨

Gone for just over a week, 📆 with no provisions, or timetable to cling to, I often wonder now if the journey actually happened.

The reality is a hazy mix of truth, and a dash of Goblin Light Trickery, made of my own, to beguile my soulfully seeking self into acceptance. 🧟‍♂️

It was, afterall, the month of All Hallows’ Eve 🎃 🤠 👻 🦸‍♀️

A conversation w/Tea

Kahn Cain Cakery served alongside Cumbersome cucumbers

Tea available, both hot & cool, before even requested

(No coffee in sight—strong or otherwise)

Chicken salad? Tiny cakes! Watercress…mm. Little yummy bits of colorful coated chocolate bits—some w/nuts.

If only it wasn’t all make believe…

What a wonderful conversation this might have been with the teddy bears and dollies on the bed

🛏 🧸 👸🧚‍♂️ ✨

Hand Jive (in any language)

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The goose drank wine, the monkey chewed tobacco on a streetcar line.

The line broke.

The monkey got choked.

And they all went to Heaven in a little row boat.

Clap clap

Clap clap

—-children’s poem circa—Long Long Before I Existed in 1979


Sense of Humor Abounds

My College Years—Family Fun Halloween (me, our father, little sister)

“Laugh or you’ll cry.”

—Sayings from my childhood, Excerpt from a 41 Steps, Memoir (work in progress): Chapter 3: It’s in my Blood