Thinking Like A Goddess
About ten years ago, I went through a bit of a pre-mid-life crisis. Well, that’s when it started. I think I’m still going through it. That’s what this blog is mainly about LOL.
Anyway, ten years ago, I decided it was time to get my name back. I’d changed it when I got married because that’s just what you did, according to my grandmother. Unfortunately, I never really felt like that person. I was born Amanda Fox, and I will always BE Amanda Fox – Mandy to my friends.
Problem is, it’s not so easy to change a person’s name. It involves lots of paperwork for every bank, Visa, library and super-saver pet food card, passport, driver’s license, etc. etc. It was too much work. Instead, I decided to get my name tattooed on my body – all the other soon-to-be middle-aged dames were doing it.
Over the years, the tattoo has grown to include other things – namely the Vodou (Voodoo) symbol for love. If you didn’t know, I’m into that kind of stuff.
Facts you may be interested in:
In Vodou, Erzulie Freda is considered to be the spirit of love, beauty, jewelry, dancing, luxury, and flowers. She has three husbands. Her symbol is a heart. Her colours are pink, blue, white and gold. She likes perfume, cake, and white wine. She is the embodiment of femininity and compassion. Sometimes however, she can be jealous. Some say she is lazy. She likes to flirt with men.
Erzulie Freda and I are very similar (hence the reason for the tattoo)…
I love love, like who doesn’t?
I do wear some jewelry. Not a lot though, because I tend to be a bit of a spaz, and things get easily caught or wrapped around my neck and other body parts.
I love to dance. There’s no question about that one.
Luxury – well, who wouldn’t want to drive a car with power windows?
My favourite flowers are yellow freesia, purple irises, baby’s breath and lilacs. Put them together, and the smell is heavenly.
I think I could handle having three husbands, but no more. Too much football, and too many trips to Princess Auto – walking like drones up and down every single G.D. aisle – can turn a girl’s brain to mush.
I love ice cream and cake and rice pudding and brownies and trifle and pie and really good banana bread.
I like white wine, not red because it stains your teeth.
And I don’t get jealous too often, though sometimes I do, like if my husband does a double-take on a girl with big bazoombas when we are walking through the parking lot at the University Of Western Ontario’s football stadium. (I think it was our second or third year together when he did that.) Then the cat claws might come out. And he won’t be getting any sex for at least two weeks.
As for being lazy, I hardly think so. My husband does say that I live a life of luxury though. As if. He should trade places with me for one day. Come to think of it, that could be the topic of another blog post.
Bottom line: Erzulie Freda does whatever the hell she wants (within reason and as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone else), and so do I.