Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Double, Double, Toil and Trouble!

This last Saturday, Gardner Village had their annual 'Witches Night Out.' Last year, my mom and I wanted to go but it didn't work out, so we ended up going the Thanksgiving Point for their YaYa Sisterhood Party. It was fun, but we really wanted to go check out the witches this year. My friend, Ali, joined us along the way for some wicked good fun!



It was a beautiful evening, so warm and clear; we could have stayed out all night, but holy cow, talk about crowded! Apparently, all the other women in Utah decided they wanted to be witches too. It was hard to get in and out of the shops and also to get food. We really wanted to get some yummy soup in a bread bowl, but we couldn't find the right line so we ate at a little bakery instead. I was hoping there would be more activities, but it seemed mostly like a good excuse to get dressed up and go shopping, which, hey, I'm not complaining about, I just wanted a little more witchy stuff. Well, they did have a cackling contest. I was called up to cackle, but I discovered I'm not much of a cackler. More of a high pitch laughter kind of girl. We had a fabulous time! I always love hanging with good witchy company.


A dark Cave. In the middle, a Caldron boiling. Thunder.

Enter the three Witches.

1 WITCH. Thrice the brinded cat hath mew'd.
2 WITCH. Thrice and once, the hedge-pig whin'd.
3 WITCH. Harpier cries:—'tis time! 'tis time!
1 WITCH. Round about the caldron go;
In the poison'd entrails throw.—
Toad, that under cold stone,
Days and nights has thirty-one;
Swelter'd venom sleeping got,
Boil thou first i' the charmed pot!
ALL. Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
2 WITCH. Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the caldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing,—
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
ALL. Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
3 WITCH. Scale of dragon; tooth of wolf;
Witches' mummy; maw and gulf
Of the ravin'd salt-sea shark;
Root of hemlock digg'd i the dark;
Liver of blaspheming Jew;
Gall of goat, and slips of yew
Sliver'd in the moon's eclipse;
Nose of Turk, and Tartar's lips;
Finger of birth-strangled babe
Ditch-deliver'd by a drab,—
Make the gruel thick and slab:
Add thereto a tiger's chaudron,
For the ingrediants of our caldron.
ALL. Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
2 WITCH. Cool it with a baboon's blood,
Then the charm is firm and good.

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