Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Greeting my ancestors



Okay, I did it again. I tossed rose petals on my front walk (the roses were left from the Literary Ladies book club I met with last Saturday) last week to welcome the ancestors (& bring good luck). This week I got a great contract gig, an offer to blog on another site (for $!) and a request to teach a writing workshop next month. Last year when I did it, I got an unexpected check in the mail.


Strewing flowers to welcome the ancestors is something I got from Stephanie Rose Bird and is something one of the characters in Children of the Waters does.


Try it y'all! Worse case scenario: you'll have a pretty walk. Best case: good luck!

This is an actual photo (last year's was clip art).

9 comments:

Lisa said...

Hey, what a great idea! I like it a lot and I'm glad to hear you got a gig you like. I don't think I'll try it myself...I'm hiding out from my live relatives. ;)

JC Martin said...

I learn so much from you. Thanks for this. I will have to try it a few times.

Congrats on all the many blessings coming your way.

LarramieG said...

Congratulations on the new writing gig. Casting roses across your path, huh? Sounds almost as good as Fairy Godmother! ;)

Judy Merrill Larsen said...

I'll have to give this a try. Very cool!

And, congrats on all the good news!

Rebecca Hickman said...

What great news!

Shauna Roberts said...

Glad to hear that you've got some good writing gigs. I'll have to try the rose petal on the walk thing.

Barrie said...

Wow! And congratulations on all the good things happening in your life!

Bernice L. McFadden said...

Wonderful!

Earth Angel said...

That is really cool. I'm going to try it. Beautiful visual.