Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day Fun

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This is All My Love
McKenzie Thorpe
Kansas City, Missouri


I wish I'd been clever enough to discover this on my own, it is such good fun! At biblioklept a literary blog I discovered recently, there was a little fun number on American writer and historian Zora Neale Hurston's love spells, which are contained in her collection Florida Folklore of Mules and Men. Here is one example:


Take nine lumps of starch, nine of sugar, nine teaspoons of steel dust. Wet it all with Jockey Club cologne. Take nine pieces of ribbon, blue, red or yellow. Take a dessertspoonful and put it on a piece of ribbon and tie it in a bag. As each fold is gathered together call his name. As you wrap it with yellow thread call his name till you finish. Make nine bags and place them under a rug, behind an armoire, under a step or over a door. They will love you and give you everything they can get. Distance makes no difference. Your mind is talking to his mind and nothing beats that.

One of my favorite quotes of all times was said by Zora Neale Hurston, when she was asked by a journalist how she felt about racial discrimination:

"Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It's beyond me."

There you go!


  1. Great, but I missed the love in the

  2. imac: do you mean the sculpture? hahaha...well, I couldn't post something too conventional - it's not like me! :-)

  3. bouguereau is one of my faves :)trying not to despair here in betmoland- i have been away too long and am seeking good company :)

  4. Jams: she was quite the character - essentric and very talented.

    Bet: hey! You ARE good company!


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