YLove is a lot more complicated than Disney ever told us. After all, how is it that Prince Charming was in love with Cinderella but couldn't recognize her face? Love is a mixture of emotions, sometimes including a heavy dose of hate. It can be felt for a person, even for a place, for a piece of writing.
Your lips sip tea and kiss boys and girls. They recite spells and burn from the spice of jalapeño margaritas. They are the boundary between the thoughts you keep in your head and the words you speak out loud. Bold and blood red, or bare naked. Just keep them moisturized.
Witches don't just wear pointy hats and appear suddenly on Halloween. More and more, witchcraft is woven into the stories of our culture, and our own personal narratives. Here are a handful of recommended readings that connect, in some way, to our coven.
We hide our emotions. We hide our bra straps. Our significant other hides a shirt from us that they hate. We hide a sight from ourselves we don’t wish to see. We hide the truth in fiction. Sometimes there is power in hiding, in choosing when to reveal and to whom. But some things need to be exposed.
In this section, we at Moon-Birds will regularly offer recommendations from our own witchy, weird, wild, and wicked playlists. Feast your ears on this, and get magickal. * Writers have the power to create worlds. Castles by the lake, shellfish-induced dream worlds, villages in beards, or the craziest of all: Florida. (Image: Serrated Lobster, Cancer serratus by James... Continue Reading →
Sometimes you read to escape. To check into an imaginary hotel and take a vacation from reality. Sometimes you read to pull the reality of the world right in front of your eyes and refuse to look away. Sometimes you read about someone else's tragedy to exorcise your own.
Water is a healing element, but summer often brings stress about how you look before you submerge yourself in the ocean, river, lake, or pool. Every body is a beach body, and the water doesn't care how you come to it. Sometimes, though, how you look can have a healing quality as well. especially when it comes to expressing your identity. Let the water cleanse you, then put on whatever armor you need.
A mantra for domestic bliss inspired by these pieces: May the den where your besweatered boyfriend does his crossword puzzles be decorated with alligator heads, and may you never have to explain why you don’t want to have his kids or his dick pic.