Saturday, June 24, 2017

****Native American Animal Symbol ******






June 21 - July 21
Woodpeckers are usually the most nuturing of all the Native American animal symbols. The consummate listener, totally empathic and understanding, the Woodpecker is the one to have on your side when you need support. Of course, they make wonderful parents, and equally wonderful friends and partners. Another proverbial feather in the Woodpeckers cap is the tendency to be naturally frugal, resourceful, and organized. In a nurturing environment the Woodpecker is of course caring, devoted, and very romantic. Left to his/her own devices the Woodpecker can be possessive, angry, jealous, and spiteful.


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Friday, June 23, 2017

Give Me Love ~ Part 9

She looked at the arrow and her heart ached. She just wanted a little bit of love, just a taste. Her mind raced with excuses she could use to justify her actions with the elders and then it hit her. She would use Tris.
He was a powerful cupid and the elders wanted to keep him happy. He had made it very clear that she would make him happy. She would find her love in the world of the mortals and when it was over she would promise to couple with Tris. He would have his cherubs to carry on his bloodline and she would only be banished to a life with Tris instead of in the outer world.
Before she could change her mind, Amorette reached up and pricked the tip of her finger with the golden arrow. A thick red drop of blood oozed out of the wound and Amorette felt her head spin as she fell back onto the mattress and the world went dark.


Chapter 4


Thoughts of a barren wasteland filled Amorette’s mind. She felt as if she were swimming through a pool of drabby grey clouds.
“Miss?” A voice filled her head and she fought to find the source.
“Come on Miss, that’s it, just open your eyes,” the voice continued to speak in a gentle voice, like a father trying to wake his child from a nasty nightmare. “You’re okay, Miss. Just open your eyes.”
Amorette squinted her eyes open and was met with a dazzling pair of blue eyes. Her heart leapt for joy as a euphoria wash over her in a wave of warmth and excitement.
This is love, she thought, but her head seemed to swim in a turbulent sea as pain rushed through her temples. She felt drunk and hungover at the same time.
“Miss?” fingers snapped at her and she focused back onto the dazzling blue eyes. The warmth came back and the headache faded, but the drunk sensation stayed.
“I love you,” said Amorette, reaching up to caress his cheek. “Let’s have babies.”
The man looked over and Amorette followed his gaze to what looked to be a homeless man.
“What’s she on?” asked the blue-eyed man to the homeless man.
“I don’t know,” said the homeless man. “I just found her sleeping on my bed like Goldilocks and thought I better call the EMTs.”
“It’s cupid’s arrow,” answered Amorette, reaching up to caress the blue-eyed EMT’s cheek. “We’re destined for love.”
The EMT looked to his partner this time. “Cupid’s Arrow? Is that a new street name for ecstasy or something, Greg?”
Greg shrugged. “I’ve never heard of it, Charlie. We should take her in. No telling what the new drug is laced with.”
Charlie nodded and looked at Amorette. “Can you tell me your name?”
“Mrs. Charlie,” she said with a giggle.
He smiled and let out a chuckle himself, “All right Mrs. Charlie, we’re going to get you onto the gurney and take you to the hospital.” He looked down at the arrow, Amorette still clung in her hand. “But you’re going to have to leave that prop here, we don’t allow anything sharp in the rig.”
He reached for it and Amorette instinctively jerked it away, causing the tip of arrow to slice Charlie’s palm. Charlie flung his hand back and looked at it as if expecting to see a cut or blood, upon finding no wounds, he looked at Amorette.

Her head began to swirl again as Charlie stared at her. For just a moment they were the only two people in the room and Amorette had to fight the urge to reach up and kiss him.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Give Me Love ~ Part 8

Amorette gave Gerwyn an ornery smile. “I bet you say that to all the women you try to pick up in the bar.”
Gerwyn laughed lightly. “I have to admit, I don’t pick up women in bars very often, but if there’s a beautiful lady, I make it a point to let her know I think she’s lovely. But I have to say Amorette….” He gently brushed a hair off her cheek. “I get the feeling you’re not like other women. I know I’ve just met you but there’s something about you I just can’t put my finger on. All I know is I’d like to get to know you better.”
Amorette’s heart raced as she looked into Gerwyn’s eyes. She knew they were pretending for Todd’s sake, but she couldn’t help but long for someone to speak to her as Gerwyn was. She wanted someone to be drawn to her, to believe in a connection before they even met. Her heart not only desired it, but needed it.
“Wow,” said Todd, breaking Amorette out of her thoughts. “That was amazing. Holy cow, I’m a straight guy but I totally want to give you my number.”
Gerwyn grabbed his drink and sat back in the booth. “See it’s not about pickup lines, it’s about talking to the lady like a real person, like you’re genuinely interested in her as a whole, and make sure you are before you talk to her or she’ll see right through. Women are not fish to be caught, they are someone you can share your soul with.”
Amorette stood, her heart pounding so hard it threatened to burst right out of her body. “I’m sorry I have to go.”
She didn’t wait for a response from Gerwyn or Todd, but ran out of the bar. She looked down the street, hoping to find some place to hide. She knew her friend would come after her. Gerwyn was a cupid and a gentleman, but she didn’t want to talk to him. She didn’t want one more person telling her that love was something that cupids weren’t allowed to have. She couldn’t stand the thought of her oldest and dearest friend acknowledging the thing her heart most desired was impossible.
She spotted an abandoned warehouse and bolted down the alley to it as she heard Gerwyn call her name.  As she approached the building she noticed one of the doors had been pried open a little, she shimmied inside and hoped that Gerwyn hadn’t seen her and if he had that he would be too big to get through the opening.
She wandered away from the door, hoping to find a spot away from the door where she could just think and not hear Gerwyn looking for her. Walking into a back office she found a mattress on the floor. It looked dusty and worn, but she didn’t see any questionable stains. She sat down and sighed heavily. She knew she shouldn’t have run out on Gerwyn like that, but she also knew she could explain it to him later and that he would not only accept her apology but understand.
She pulled a golden arrow out of her quiver and fingered it gently.
She thought of everything Gerwyn had said to her during Todd’s lesson. Pretend or not, Gerwyn had made her heart stir in a way it never had. She knew she wasn’t feeling romantic for her friend, but for what his words had represented.

She looked at the arrow and her heart ached. She just wanted a little bit of love, just a taste. Her mind raced with excuses she could use to justify her actions with the elders and then it hit her. She would use Tris. 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

~ ~ Pearl History & Lore ~ ~


~Pearls ~ Pearl  " Ocean Magic "I am the symbol of integrity, purity, and grace.  If you choose to live with intensity, commitment and love, then I will be your symbol of self- awareness, for I effuse you with emotional growth and readiness.




People across the globe have prized and harvested pearls for at least 6,000 years. Evidence of pearl cultivation goes back to at least the 13th century CE. The search for the perfect pearl has continued for centuries. In ancient times, the expense of perfect pearls gave rise to a curious spell for increasing wealth. The caster would select a particularly fine pearl, infuse it with the desire for riches, and then throw it away into a rubbish heap. The idea behind this sympathetic magic practice was that someone who could throw away pearls was rich indeed.
The rarity and expense of pearls also contributed to some common expressions still used today. In The Bible, Matthew 7:6 admonishes against throwing “pearls before swine,” wasting what is valuable on fruitless endeavors. We still commonly refer to precious advice and counsel as “pearls of wisdom.” In the millennia before perliculture, pearls were very hard to find and harvest. When wisdom is given, treasure it like a rare pearl.
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Friday, June 16, 2017

Give Me Love ~ Part 7

“Beauty isn’t everything, that’s for sure,” said Amorette.  
“Says the drop dead gorgeous blonde,” Todd said with a smile. “I know you’ve got to be tired.”
He looked at Amorette with expectations, but she just shook her head in confusion. “Why?”
Gerwyn reached out to stop him, but Todd said it anyway, “Because you’ve been running through my head all day.”
“I don’t get it.” Amorette looked at Gerwyn, her brow lifted. “Is that another one of those pickup lines you were telling me about?”
“I’m afraid so,” said Gerwyn. “See Todd, those cheesy lines are never going to work. It’s hard for a woman to take you seriously because those lines do not come from a serious place. Now, Amorette and I are going to pretend that we don’t know each other. Up until this moment, I’ve been paying attention and so I know she’s a kind, interesting soul and someone I would like to get to know better. Todd just pretend you’re the bartender.”
Amorette scooted away from Gerwyn and looked in the direction of the door. Gerwyn had never used her as an example before and she found herself excited to see what he had to say. Gerwyn was a cupid, but he seemed to understand the mortals more than most cupids, even Amorette. She now understood it was because he practiced what he was preaching to Todd and paid attention to how the mortals acted both in and out of love.
“Hello,” Gerwyn said to Amorette.
“Hi,” she replied, looking at him.
“What are you drinking? It looks good,” asked Gerwyn.
“Whiskey sour,” Amorette replied, taking a sip, doing her best to act uninterested in Gerwyn.
Gerwyn signaled to Todd as the pretend bartender. “Could I get a whiskey sour and another for the lovely lady, please?”
“She is lovely, in fact …,” said Todd, playing his role as the bartender. Gerwyn put his finger to his lips signaling to Todd that his role as the bartender should be a silent one.
“Thank you,” Amorette said to Gerwyn as Todd placed pretend drinks in front of them.
“My pleasure,” he said as he extended his hand. “I’m Gerwyn.”
Amorette took it as she said her name. Gerwyn shook her hand ever so slightly and then smiled as he gently rubbed his thumb over her hand. “It is a pleasure to meet you, Amorette.”
“Likewise,” said Amorette.
His smile grew and he chuckled at himself, if Amorette didn’t know any better she would have sworn he made himself blush as he said, “This is going to sound like a total cheesy pick up line, but do you come here often?”
Even though Amorette knew it was a pick up line, she couldn’t help but laugh with him. He was being so relaxed and vulnerable, that she could see why a girl wouldn’t roll her eyes at the line. It didn’t hurt that Gerwyn was incredibly easy to look at. Mortals weren’t the only ones who notices his flawless mocha skin and his eyes the color of chocolate. He kept his head cleanly shaven, which accented his broad jaw line and phenomenal cheek bones
“Actually, I do,” said Amorette, answering his question. “It’s got great atmosphere, it’s not too loud, and the bartender’s a nice guy.” She gave Todd a wink, causing him to genuinely blush.
“This is my first time here,” said Gerwyn, “and I have to admit I really like it, especially the company. I hope I’m not being too forward, but you are an extremely beautiful woman.”
Amorette gave Gerwyn an ornery smile. “I bet you say that to all the women you try to pick up in the bar.”

Gerwyn laughed lightly. “I have to admit, I don’t pick up women in bars very often, but if there’s a beautiful lady, I make it a point to let her know I think she’s lovely. But I have to say Amorette….” He gently brushed a hair off her cheek. “I get the feeling you’re not like other women. I know I’ve just met you but there’s something about you I just can’t put my finger on. All I know is I’d like to get to know you better.”

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Native American Animal Symbol

If you were born ~
May 21 - June 20 
Your Native American Animal Symbol is the Deer or Stage ~





This Native American animal symbol is the muse of the zodiac. The Deer is inspiring lively and quick-witted. With a tailor-made humor, the Deer has a tendency to get a laugh out of anyone. Excellent ability for vocalizing, the Deer is a consummate conversationalist. This combined with his/her natural intelligence make the Deer a must-have guest at dinner parties. Always aware of his/her surroundings, and even more aware of his/her appearance, the Deer can be a bit self-involved. However, the Deer's narcissism is overlooked because of his/her congeniality and affability. In a supportive environment the Deer's natural liveliness and sparkly personality radiate even more. He/she is an inspiring force in any nurturing relationship. Left to his/her own devices the Deer can be selfish, moody, impatient, lazy, and two-faced. 


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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Give Me Love ~ Part 6

“Excuse me, sir,” said Gerwyn, stopping the man. “Care to join us for a drink?”
The man looked around before pointing to himself in confusion.
“Yes, you,” said Gerwyn, holding up his hands in a peaceful gesture. “Look, it’s nothing weird. We just want to talk and if you don’t like what we have to say, you get a free drink, and we’ve just wasted a little bit of your time is all. What do you say?”
The man shrugged and came over. Gerwyn stood and shook the man’s hand. “I’m Gerwyn and this lovely lady is my friend, Amorette.”
“I’m Todd,” said the man. “Gosh, you guys have some odd names.”
“They’re old family names,” explained Gerwyn, “and ironically they both mean love.”
“Why is that ironic?” asked Todd.
The waitress brought over three drinks and placed them on the table.
“Thanks Kerri,” said Gerwyn with a wink. Kerri the waitress smiled and winked back before attending to her other tables.
“Wow,” said Todd, “you didn’t even have to order.”
“That’s because I’m in here all the time and Kerri not only knows me, she likes me,” stated Gerwyn. “And the reason our names are ironic is because we would like to help you find love.”
Todd held up his drink and let loose a little chuckle. “Well I barely know you and I like you, so I get it. Thanks for the drink man, but I don’t need any help in the love department. I’ve got it handled.”
“Do you?” asked Gerwyn with a tilt of the head, “because Todd, one of the reasons Amorette and I like to frequent this bar is to people watch and we couldn’t help but notice what happened with woman at the bar.”
Todd’s cheek flushed. “Not my best moment.”
“Look,” said Gerwyn, “you want some pointers I’ll happily give them. If you don’t then we can just sit here, enjoy our drinks, and talk about anything else.”
Todd leaned in close. “Can I be honest?”
“Of course,” said Amorette, “you’re among friends here.”
“This is very weird, but I actually could use some help. I have no idea how to talk to women,” confessed Todd.
Gerwyn rubbed his hands together and smiled. “Good, okay, first things first pay attention. Don’t be a stalker and stare at her, but watch the woman with her friends and other people. See how she acts with them. Most women will either be totally comfortable with their friends or they’ll be trying to put on a show making sure the whole room knows they’re the pack leader. Now, I look at you Todd and I see a real guy. Not some jerk trying to make sure the whole room is watching him, just a decent man looking for a lady to settle down with eventually. You don’t have time for a show, you want the real deal.”
“True,” said Todd nodding with excitement. “What do I do if the lady catches me looking?”
“Just give her a little smile,” said Gerwyn. He looked at Amorette and gave her the slightest of smiles, but she felt her stomach flutter at the simple gesture.
“So let me tell you,” continued Gerwyn. “You dodged a bullet when that woman walked away. She wasn’t showing her true self. Sure she was beautiful, but we watched her chastise one of her friends, to the point that the friend had to excuse herself to the restroom because she was so upset. So pay attention and make sure the girl is worth your love.”
“Beauty isn’t everything, that’s for sure,” said Amorette.  
“Says the drop dead gorgeous blonde,” Todd said with a smile. “I know you’ve got to be tired.”
He looked at Amorette with expectations, but she just shook her head in confusion. “Why?”

Gerwyn reached out to stop him, but Todd said it anyway, “Because you’ve been running through my head all day.”

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Pearl ~ History & Lore





Pearls, 
especially Freshwater varieties, can occur in varied and unusual but beautiful shapes. However, soft white lustrous orbs, more commonly found among Saltwater, have become an idealized standard. Of course, this shape strongly evokes The Moon. Not surprisingly, many cultures have made lunar associations with pearls. These connections are further reinforced with The Moon’s symbolic association with the watery domain where pearls are born. In ancient Vedic texts, the pearl is born of The Earth’s waters and the heaven’s powers, fertilized by a flash of lightning. It’s considered to be the daughter of The Moon. In Western cultures, the pearl has astrological associations with the planet Venus. Like pearls, the goddess of love came from the sea.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Give Me Love ~ Part 5

Amorette pulled out an arrow and looked it at longingly. “Well you’re going to have to. It’s not like I can poke you with this and make you love me in the way I desire.”
Tris lowered his brows. “Don’t do anything stupid, you know the punishment is banishment.”
“It’s a silly rule,” stated Amorette as she shoved the arrow back into her quiver.
“Even silly rules have to be followed.”



Chapter 3


The waitress brought over another round of drinks and Amorette thanked her before sliding backing into the cushioned seat and letting out a loud sigh. “This day, ugh.”
Her friend, Gerwyn, followed her lead and she rested her head on his shoulder.
“Come on, now,” said Gerwyn. “It can’t be that bad.”
“Any afternoon spent with Tris lecturing me is that bad,” said Amorette.
“He can lecture all he wants,” said Gerwyn. “The elders have been very clear, you don’t have to couple until you’re ready and if you’re never ready Tris will just have to deal.”
“I’m afraid ‘dealing’ is not a strong suite of Tris’s,” said Amorette. “He’s going to bug me until I agree out of sheer exhaustion.”
“He’s probably counting on that,” Gerwyn said with a sly smile.
“Why couldn’t I be coupled with you,” Amorette whined. “At least I like you.”
“Oh girl, you know you love me,” said Gerwyn giving her a wink.
Amorette gave him a smile. Gerwyn had been her oldest and dearest friend since they were cherubs. They did love each other, but it was the kind of love shared between friends that became family.
“I do,” said Amorette. She leaned forward and looked around the room. “Guess we should get to work.”
“Oh yes, we’ve got to meet those quotas,” said Gerwyn sarcasm dripping from his voice. He picked up his drink and pointed it towards a guy at the bar, trying to hook up with a girl. “See that right there is why we’re needed. He’s a good guy, but he’s got no game.”
“And how do you know so much about game?” asked Amorette. “It’s not like you pick up women on a nightly basis.”
“We’ve been doing this for centuries and you’re telling me you haven’t picked up on what lines work and what doesn’t?” asked Gerwyn.
“I don’t usually listen to their words, but their auras,” explained Amorette.
Gerwyn smiled. “You are an old soul Amorette, even older than we actually are.” He nodded his head in the direction of the man again. “He’s just asked that gorgeous woman if it hurt when she fell out of Heaven.”
“And of course she’s looking at him all weird, because that doesn’t even make sense,” said Amorette.
“Oh, but it does,” Gerwyn said with a smile, “because she’s an angel.”
Amorette rolled her eyes. “And that’s why she’s walking away. I get it and you’re right, he has no game.”
“So let’s do what cupids should do and help him out.”
Amorette’s eyes grew. “So you’re going to hit her with an arrow so she’ll like him?”
Gerwyn chuckled. “No, I read the auras too and that match would be a disaster for him. She would lead him around on a string and he would do anything she asked, without question.” He shook his head. “No, what I’m gonna do is teach him how to talk to a woman, but I’ll need your help.”
“Okay,” said Amorette with a smile, “Sure, I’ll play your ‘game’.”
The man starts to walk by their table towards the door.
“Excuse me, sir,” said Gerwyn, stopping the man. “Care to join us for a drink?”
The man looked around before pointing to himself in confusion.

“Yes, you,” said Gerwyn, holding up his hands in a peaceful gesture. “Look, it’s nothing weird. We just want to talk and if you don’t like what we have to say, you get a free drink, and we’ve just wasted a little bit of your time is all. What do you say?”

Friday, June 2, 2017

Give Me Love ~ Part 4

“Do I really have to hear this ol’ speech again?” Tris interrupted her. “We get it, you love love. But we are not in the business of passion my darling, we are in the business of spreading love. No one says it has to stick.”
“It didn’t used to be that way,” stated Amorette, “and no, Tris, you don’t have to listen to me go on and on about love, you’re welcome to leave any time. In fact, I’d prefer it that way.”
“Forgive me, darling,” said Tris. “We are coupled and therefore; I should try and be sensitive to the way you see things, whether or not I believe them to be a colossal waste of time.”
“We are not coupled yet,” Amorette corrected.
“And why is that exactly?” Tris narrowed his eyes at her. “Oh yes, you refuse to come to the ceremony. It’s all logistics my dear Amorette, we’re already meant to be united. The elders have said so and you are just fighting the inevitable.”
Amorette lowered her voice. “Give me a reason to love you and I’ll change my mind about the coupling. I can’t be bound to a cupid who doesn’t believe in love.”
“The only reason you need is because it is your duty,” growled Tris. “You speak of love as if it’s some kind of euphoria. Very few people get to experience what this couple will get to, but most of the time love is not euphoric, it ends in a pool of heartache, tears and bitterness. Let’s face it, darling, love is just a silly game the mortals play and very few come out winners.”
“Love is our job,” countered Amorette, “so why not be passionate about it? Why shouldn’t I want to experience the feeling? I believe in what I’m doing with all my heart, so why not put my own heart on the line if I’m willing to play with mortal’s?”
“You’re missing the point, darling,” said Tris. “Being coupled means never having to go through that heartache. The job is to spread love, not make it last and definitely not experience it. Do you remember when we used to let cupids love? I know we were both little cherubs at the time, but I still recall the clouds being in chaos. Jealousy and bitterness were running amok and it created such an air of despair that we caused a bloody ice age on Earth. Do you want that repeated?”
“Of course not,” said Amorette.  
“Then accept your fate and couple with me,” demanded Tris.
“I’m not ready,” said Amorette. “The elders have said there is no rush. There are plenty of other cupids having cherubs.”
“I don’t like waiting, darling,” said Tris.
Amorette pulled out an arrow and looked it at longingly. “Well you’re going to have to. It’s not like I can poke you with this and make you love me in the way I desire.”
Tris lowered his brows. “Don’t do anything stupid, you know the punishment is banishment.”
“It’s a silly rule,” stated Amorette as she shoved the arrow back into her quiver.

“Even silly rules have to be followed.”

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Give Me Love - Part 3

Priya grabbed the arrow out of Amorrette’s grasp.  “Don’t you ever say that again. In fact, don’t you even think it. You know how much trouble you could get into. It is against the law to poke yourself or any other cupid with an arrow. Cupids can’t fall in love with humans, they are to be coupled with other cupids. You know the punishment is …”
Amorette held up her hand. “I know, I know … if I prick myself with the arrow and fall in love with a human, I will banished to the outer world, forced to walk alone for all eternity.”
“So would experiencing love really be worth it?” asked Priya.
“I believe it would.”







Chapter 2


Amorette eyed the couple picnicking under the large oak tree in the park. She stood just on the other side of the tree with her bow in hand so they couldn’t see or hear her. Their bright pink auras mingled together and danced in front of the blue sky. Amorette wanted to dance and laugh with the auras, the couple’s happiness was contagious causing Amorette to long for a love of her own.
Amorette knew this was a couple who would last a lifetime, if not lifetimes. They had found each other in this life and would have their happily ever afters. Most likely they would find each other in the next life too and again experience the same happiness. They were the lucky ones who had found their soul mate. Once you found your soul mate, you were destined to be together for an eternity.
She knew she needed to make it official. There was no reason for the couple to prolong feeling the full effects of the love they shared. Amorette lifted her bow and pulled out a single arrow. They were snuggled so close to each other, she wouldn’t need two.
The shot was quick and hit its easy mark. The couple stopped talking, looked deep into each other’s eyes and then very slowly, the man brushed a stray hair from the woman’s cheek just before planting a soft kiss on her lips.
Amorette turned, closed her eyes, and let out a happy sigh as she leaned against the tree.
“Hello darling.”
Amorette’s smile faded as she opened her eyes. “Hello Tris.”
He carried his bow loosely in his hand, so Amorette did not worry about the happy couple seeing or hearing him. He was being careful, as Tris always was. He came in close and leaned into her, placing one hand on the tree.
“Missed you last night,” said Tris.
“I was working,” explained Amorette. “Gotta meet that quota, right?”
She help up her bow as if proving her point. She hated that he was so close to her and fought the urge to push him away. Silently she vowed not to let Tris get under her skin, she was in far too good of a mood.
“There’s a concert at Hartner Square, you could just throw some darts in the crowd and see what sticks,” said Tris. “Quota met and an extra fun time for some random music lovers, win win.”
Amorette rolled her eyes. “You know I don’t see it that way. I want to find soul mates like this couple behind the tree.”
Tris leaned over and looked at the couple before making a face of disgust. “They’re just talking.”
“What’s wrong with that?”
Tris shrugged. “Just seems a little boring is all.”
“Love is not boring, Tris,” snapped Amorette. “It’s passionate and …”
“Do I really have to hear this ol’ speech again?” Tris interrupted her. “We get it, you love love. But we are not in the business of passion my darling, we are in the business of spreading love. No one says it has to stick.”

“It didn’t used to be that way,” stated Amorette, “and no, Tris, you don’t have to listen to me go on and on about love, you’re welcome to leave any time. In fact, I’d prefer it that way.”

Friday, May 26, 2017

Give Me Love ~ Part 2

She pulled out her bow and two golden arrows. Placing both arrows in the bow, she pulled back and released. Her left arrow hit the mark and landed on the man, but her right arrow went askew and hit a woman who was dancing with another man in the middle of the crowded dance floor.
Amorette hated the way Priya acted so nonchalantly towards mortal’s hearts. She slammed her glass on the table. She knew what was going to happen next. There would be a fight over the dancing woman Priya had hit accidently and the brunette by the wall would leave feeling just as lonely and sad.
She sighed heavily as she pulled out her bow and quickly scanned the club for an aura that would match that of the brunette’s. Sitting at the bar was a man hunkered over a drink. His aura told her he was nursing a broken heart and would be a good match for the brunette. She placed two arrows in her bow, set her sights, before releasing her breath to steady her shot. She let the arrows fly and each hit their mark.
The guy at the bar turned just as the man Priya had hit with her arrow punched the guy that had been dancing with the woman. Amorette could see the flash in the man by the bar eyes as he realized the brunette was stuck in the midst of the fight. He hurried over to her and pulled her out of the way, just as the men from the dance floor crashed into the spot she had been standing.
Amorette watched as the brunette thanked her hero and the two of them walked over to the bar together, before she flashed Priya a dirty look and stormed towards the club door.
As Amorette exited the club, Priya ran out after her and grabbed her arm.
“What’s your problem?” asked Priya as Amorette turned to face her. “Even with that last couple, you haven’t reached your quota.” She gave Amoretta a sly smile. “Come on, just throw some darts and then we’ll go have a little fun of our own. You know Tris is having a party topside.”
“The last thing I want to do is hang out in the clouds with Tris,” said Amoretta.
“The elders have spoken, he’s your match, Amoretta,” said Priya. “The sooner you accept that, the sooner you two can be coupled, and then you can have the relationship you’re always droning on about.”
“But it won’t be love,” sighed Amoretta. “I want love and the elders have been very specific that I don’t have to be coupled to Tris until I’m ready. There’s no time limit and I may never be ready for that.”
“Do you know how many cupids would love to be coupled with Tris?” Priya’s mouth hung open. “You’re so lucky. He’s gorgeous, successful, has a slew of followers, and did I mention he’s gorgeous?”
“There’s more to a relationship than just looks,” said Amorette. She pulled an arrow from her quiver and fingered it gently. “I just want to feel real love. I don’t want to be coupled by a bunch of elders who have never been coupled themselves.”
“Love is nothing but trouble,” Priya said with a scowl. “Most of the time it causes heartache. Why the mortals want it so badly, I will never understand.”
 “Oh but Priya, don’t you get how true love makes mortals feel unbelievably happy. It’s like they’re just walking around wrapped in a hug of giddiness.” She smiled and clasped her hands together. “I can’t imagine that feeling of being in love and just knowing that everything is going to fall into place. The anticipation of when you’ll get to see them next and the overwhelming sensation of relief and calm when you do. It’s the type of feeling that makes you feel stronger and more fragile all at the same time.”
“Sounds terrible,” said Priya rolling her eyes.
“I think it sound wonderful,” said Amorette as she eyed the arrow. “So wonderful I think about pricking my own finger just to get a taste of it.”
Priya grabbed the arrow out of Amorrette’s grasp.  “Don’t you ever say that again. In fact, don’t you even think it. You know how much trouble you could get into. It is against the law to poke yourself or any other cupid with an arrow. Cupids can’t fall in love with humans, they are to be coupled with other cupids. You know the punishment is …”
Amorette held up her hand. “I know, I know … if I prick myself with the arrow and fall in love with a human, I will banished to the outer world, forced to walk alone for all eternity.”
“So would experiencing love really be worth it?” asked Priya.

“I believe it would.”