“‘I’d live for you,’ and that’s hard to do Even harder to say when you know it’s not true Even harder to write when you know that tonight There were people back home who tried talking to you But then you ignored them still All these questions they’re for real like Who would you live for? Who would you die for? And would you ever kill?”
Ever woken up in the morning feeling worse than when you went to bed? Chances are a witch rode you like a human mule while you were asleep.
Occurrences like this are far from uncommon in Ozark folklore. It’s a common story trope; a witch who can use an unknowing mortal (male or female) as a vehicle to run around town or go off into the woods for a midnight Black Mass ritual. It’s a way of explaining odd sicknesses, or when people wake up feeling tired or have strange scratches and bruises on their bodies. With marks like these a witch master would be able to identify the nighttime activities of a troublesome witch.
There are many cures offered by witch masters to prevent being ridden by a witch. A common one is placing a bowl of mustard seeds next to or under the bed before you go to sleep. A witch will have to count all of the seeds before she is able to work on someone, giving you a chance to wake up and drive the witch away in the name of the Trinity. This is a pretty common preventative, and I’ve seen quite a few variations on the same theme; i.e. using different seeds, using a piece of cloth with an intricate pattern that the witch will have to follow, using a sieve instead of seeds, etc. All of these practices work on the idea that it’s very easy to distract a witch from her work.
If you’re able to wake yourself up in the middle of being ridden by a witch, which some folks have reported, simply yelling out the name of “Jesus” or the word “God” has been known to dispel the witch instantly.
And of course, you can always hang a horseshoe (always in a U shape with the prongs pointing upwards) over your door as a way of keeping witches away from your house.
Things at work have been getting a bit frustrating but I’m pushing through and the new schedule change has helped a bunch. I had a great weekend, did a speech in front of a group and actually made an A on it considering how nervous I was. I also volunteered at a Hawaiian Festival and snagged an awesome shirt that I have yet to take photos of. I’ll be getting on that. Mostly getting pumped up for this final speech for my class and then next week is the final exam!!
I love these culottes, this is more of a laid back look. Vegas is still pretty hot during the day so just thinking of fall/winter outfits makes me dizzy with heat. I would like to try to bring these bottoms up to my waist and belt it and have either a sweater or bodysuit along with long socks and ankle booties. We’ll see if I ever get around to that, for now enjoy!
We found a canyon once way on the other side of the park that we called “Star Wars Canyon”, and its been a long time favorite. That part of the park has gotten kind of dicey - pretty sure its shut down actually. But luckilly we found a second canyon on the far side by gas dome that is the sequel - so we call it the “Empire Strikes Back” ride. Its fun, but we need to get serious and put a spotter on both ends so we really can rail it - it so sucks when you hit someone head on!