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Witches And Cats

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Witches and cats still thrill on Halloween! …

 

Halloween. Cynthia is perusing Pinterest.

Marcy and Penelope Kitten are keeping close watch over the bowl of candy.

Cynthia:  Isn’t it so interesting how witches and cats have been – and still are- such an iconic symbol of Halloween?

 

Marcy:  Whatever.

Cynthia:  And it wasn’t always a good thing. In fact, the story is somewhat sad.

penelope kitten (squeaking):  i don’t wanna hear anything sad.

Cynthia:  Back in the Puritan era, women who were accused of witchcraft were said to keep cats to do their evil bidding.

penelope kitten (with her paws over her ears):  la di la la.

Marcy:  Ridiculous.

Cynthia:  I know. The cats did not meet a nice fate, that’s for sure.

penelope kitten:  la la la LA LA LAAAAAA!!!

Marcy:  People are so stupid. They believe anything.

Cynthia:  The good news is that now women are taking charge of that sad story and turning it into stories of empowerment. Just look at these fun and fantastic photos and artwork.

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by Daniel Vazquez

 

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Cynthia:  I’m not actually surprised, really. I mean we turned  the term “nasty woman” on its head and now use it to describe women with smarts, ambition, and courage.

Marcy:  Wait a minute. Why do all of those witches have black cats?

Cynthia:  Well, Marcy, it’s because black cats were able to blend into the night to do their evil deeds and considering –

penelope kitten (uncovering her ears):  no no. here’s why.

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Happy Halloween! 

love meow squeak,

cynthia + marcy + penelope kitten

 

ps. by penelope

don’t forget.

keep ur cats inside tonight.

mean people abound on halloween.

 

 

 

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10 Comments

  • Reply Patty October 31, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    This is great! You always find the best pictures. And I LOVE the black cat explanation!! Thanks P-Kitty!

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch October 31, 2016 at 1:12 pm

      ur v welcome.
      happy halloween.
      squeak, penelope kitten

  • Reply Vik October 31, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Haha, PK!

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch October 31, 2016 at 3:50 pm

      thank u.
      i luv u.
      squeak, ur pk

  • Reply Big Momma October 31, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    Quote from an unknown source:
    Cat hair…a fashion statement and a condiment.
    Think I posted that before but it’s worth repeating.
    Happy Halloween!

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch October 31, 2016 at 3:51 pm

      Definitely worth repeating!! Happy Halloween!
      xo,cynthia

  • Reply Liz November 2, 2016 at 7:50 am

    I’ve always been fascinated (and terrified) by the Salem Witch Trials and Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. And it’s not the “witches” that scare me. Like Marcy said, people can be so stupid and believe most anything. All it takes is some hysterical people and fear to cause a witch hunt. I do love your point about artists reclaiming those symbols though and transforming the meaning into something magical, mysterious, alluring, and beautiful.

    And having had two white dogs, I absolutely understand the witches’ preference for black cats. Maybe – subconsciously – that’s why I prefer pastels and white clothes? Hope you had a Happy Halloween!

    <3 Liz
    http://www.withwonderandwhimsy.com

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch November 2, 2016 at 11:04 am

      Me too – The Crucible is a fascinating and terrifying play. Just an incredible piece of work. No wonder it is still getting produced all the time – it’s still relevant. (shivers)
      Ha! Love your theory as to why you may lean towards the pastels and white! Too funny!
      xo,cynthia

  • Reply Stacey November 3, 2016 at 11:14 am

    I have always been fascinated by Black Cats and Witches and of course Halloween. I’m currently reading a good book called “The Heretic’s Daughter” by Kathleen Kent. The author is related to Martha Carrier who was accused of being a witch back in the 1600’s. I highly recommend this book!
    I love all of these pictures by the way.

    I hope you had a great Halloween,

    Stacey

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch November 3, 2016 at 4:00 pm

      Oh that book sounds interesting! Thank you for the recommendation – I will check it out. I am fascinated too.
      xo,cynthia

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