Like most kids, I was pretty superstitious. You know what I am talking about … the “find a penny, pick it up,” “step on a crack, break your Mama’s back,” “never walk under a ladder,“ and “a rabbit’s foot will bring you good luck.” These were the kind of kiddie superstitious we wholeheartedly believed in, and as adults we look back and laugh at how ridiculous we were for ever buying into.
However, the “owls are a sign of death” myth, I have never really been able to shake. I heard it so much as a child from elders and adults I respected that I bought into it hook, line and sinker. Now, don’t think I am some crazy lady! This myth has been perpetuated for centuries and by many different cultures.
According to the Mother Nature Network, “dreaming of an owl signified approaching death for Apache people. Boreal owl calls were a call from spirits to the Cree people, and if you answered back to the owl with a whistle and didn’t get a response, it was a sign that your death was imminent.” The Natives must have shared these myths with all the Black Folks Raised In The South because there are a bunch of us in the tribe that believe this is so.
So, to see me wearing a skirt with an owl emblazoned across the front it really something special. LOL! The fact that I even bought the skirt is a doggone miracle. But I am so glad I did. It’s just so cute and unique. I purchased this skirt over three years ago from eShakti. It is no longer available unfortunately. I am only wearing it now because I couldn’t fit it initially. eShakti is one of my favorite places to shop lately. They are really offering some unique designs and prints. And the absolute best thing about the brand? The customization option. Want your a different neckline? What about a shorter length? And pockets. Yes, you can add pockets to almost all the dresses and skirts.
I hope you love this look as much as I do! And always, thanks for stopping by!