Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Do you voodoo?
I had a bad day yesterday. Nothing earth shattering. A migraine. A long boring meeting. My kids were fighting. My writing time was limited. Someone ticked me off.
Then I spoke to a friend who was making a voodoo doll. Seriously. Someone had done her wrong at work, really messed her up in a malicious way, but it happened some time ago and she'd never been able to get over it. She thought a small puppet she could stab with pins would make her feel better. Strangely enough, I'd been thinking of voodoo just last week because I'd come across a site that sold cookie voodoo. My friend thought it would be wrong to eat the person who'd wronged you. I suggested she could burn him first. And then maybe throw the cookie out for the crows to peck at.
I remember having a bonfire party with girlfriends after bad breakups and we'd burn up pictures of the guy and maybe his love letters. I guess on some level it's the same thing. Cathartic.
Have you ever felt so wronged by someone that you wanted to stab them with pins and/or symbolically burn them in the oven?
Posted by Wendy Roberts at 6:55 AM