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Monday, October 15, 2012

The Zombie Walk was Great!

Z and I went to the zombie walk on Saturday and it was great! We went for the walk and stayed for the downtown Saturday night thing. There were tons of venders and lots of great music. I met a very talented man who makes jewelry out of recycled bicycle spokes and he even has an etsy shop! rickshawjewelry.com You should check it out! I really loved his bracelets that he had.
There were zombies everywhere! There were even a few zombie fighters floating around in the mix.
The belly dancers on the stage by the library were so shiny, I wish I could move like that! If I tried to balance a sword on my head it would cut my head off.
Even the Buddhists had a food cart going. I really wanted to eat there, but the line was huge! We ended up eating at Stolen Recipe Barbecue's truck and it was pretty good.
I had an interesting moment when I made the mistake of talking to the only fortuneteller there. I was curious about what kind of reading she did. I didn't want a reading and that probably got me on her bad side to start with. I said I liked the mat that she used and she was a bit rude and said "All magic must be done in a white circle". The mat was laminated black paper with a big white circle and the letters for the directions in the corners. It was really quite nice if a bit small for me.
 I of course had to respond and said ""Not in every tradition." I should have just walked away but I'm nosy.
She said how she's been doing it that way since she was taught 52 years ago.  My thoughts were "Good for you, I'm glad it works for you". At least I didn't say it.
At that point I was leaving when she said something that made me laugh. (Yes I know it was very rude of me but it just came out, and I covered with a cough.)
She said with full conviction of an evangelist "It's been done that way for 50,000 years!"
Right then all I felt toward her was sadness. All of my animosity dropped away at how she had to be RIGHT. How do you live that long and believe that strongly with out doing at least a tiny bit of research? I hope she did very well that night and wish her the best.
 It was a big reminder of why I don't usually play with other Pagans. I don't understand them and they don't understand me. Yes I know I shouldn't have laughed.
Fallen Angels

Snow White

Cow and Bunny in front

Happy Clown

ZomBee!
Now here's some zombie pictures!

3 comments:

  1. I love zombie walks too! They're fun to watch.

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  2. It looked like an amazing night - and sometimes laughter can't be hidden. It didn't sound as if she would be hurt by your laughter - it would just re-inforce her prejudices. Which is sad - for her.

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