Terri’s rambling is about me Terri Atwell telling you what I think. I have lived with me for what seems like all my life.
This gives me the unique perspective on all things me and that includes what I really think. I have always had my opinions about how the world should run and have not been a stranger to expressing them.
My Favorite Subject
Let’s talk about me. I was born on the southern border of California in a little town called Blythe. My father drove a truck in a mining town to the north called Eagle Mountain.
Now you must understand this was a small community out in the middle of the desert and nothing else for eighty or ninety miles around.
It was literally heaven for a child like myself who loved to explore and live inside her own stories.
It was here I had my first brush with magic when I ran into the first spirit who ever talked to me. Her name was Vera. That probably wasn’t actually her real name but it’s the name I began to call her later in life. (For my own reasons)
Vera’s interests were magical and not always bent toward the light. At the age of 6, I discovered the magical herb “Oleander”. It had the power to kill. That was big medicine for a little girl.
Luckily My fascination with poison occurred almost 5 years before my Fuck You phase.
I will always be grateful that the Goddess protected humanity from me when I was too young to do it myself.
In any case, the spirits were talking and I was listening. I spent a lot of time out in the desert by myself. I concocted all kinds of recipe’s (Mostly made of mud) using these I Called upon gods and creatures man could not imagine and would never want to. This was a wonderful time in my life.
Now I know what your thinking. “Terri, you were a little girl playing pretend out in the desert, where you probably shouldn’t have been by yourself at that age.”
To your criticisms I say, friend, open your eye’s and see magic comes from imagination. And the innocent pretendings of a child is the most magical of all.
I’m so very thankful that I was blessed to grow up in the years I did. These days a child cannot be afforded that kind of freedom. It’s just not safe. But I’m straying from the subject.
More About Terri!
I was raised in a Christian home and was taught the Bible from the time I was able to understand it until I got old enough to refuse. I have at times in my life succumbed to the promise of salvation. Oh, who am I kidding? I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve given my heart to Jesus. I have spent a lot of time trying to get to know him.
And I grew up a card-carrying Republican. Just imagine how I felt when I suddenly realized I was gay. LOL
My Cup Runneth Over
As a neo-christian, pagan, democrat, author woman I have a lot to say and you might not expect some of it. So Visit me. You might learn something. You might find that you think I’m a fool, but one thing for sure You will be entertained, to say the least. So Thursdays here At Magic Owl. Terri’s Ramblings is happening and if you come I’ll tell you what I think. You don’t want to miss this