Waiting for my lover 1
When Amina gave me that magic potion from Flores, I thought it was a joke.
Of course i did! I am an anthropologist. For me magic is a language of symbols pointing to the deepest layers of our psyche, not "real" in any other sense of the world.
But everything changed that day.
It was painful, as if my whole body was taken a part and reassembled, and in a way that is what happened.
When I came out of my feverish dreams I found I had the body of a teenage girl. I could have been one of my students!
The kiss Amina gave me brought me back to my senses. She was so glad that she danced all the way through my flat, kicking over tables and breaking a few irreplaceable artifacts from Peru.
But who cares! I felt that I was myself at that moment. I was at peace for the first time in my life.
I am going to meet my lover this evening, and I am going to make myself pretty for her.
I don't care how much time it takes. I am still a little bit clumsy when it comes to make-up, but I am going to do everything I can to be the beautiful woman she deserves.
This one is for Courtney!
Images from Sextronix.