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A bit ago, I would have said that I had mostly to forgive my ancestor, Maria Owens.

Maria Owens was a beautiful woman. What is more she was a Witch. Never mind to the people of Crescent Harbour that she was a gifted healer, or could tell when things would go good or bad. The men of the Village found her beauty and her charms to be irresistible, and the fact that a good number of her lovers had wives on the hanging committee really didn't help matters any. So, they voted to hang her.

But she had a gift, and used that gift of power to escape the hangman's noose. She waited for her lover to come after she was banished to the island where our house now stands. But he never came. What is worse, she was carrying his child. When she realized that he was not going to come rescue her from her banishment, her anguish turned to despair which turned to bitter tears of remorse. She worked a spell that never again would she feel the pain of love. But what she really did is wove the curse of our family. The curse is that if any man dares to love an Owens woman, he was doomed to die. It happened over and over again. To all of us. To my Aunt Frances and Aunt Jet, to Gillian and to me when I was married to Michael. I hated Maria then, I cursed her name, and what she'd done.

What I didn't realize is that in cursing her, and not forgiving her, I turned it all again on myself. This is the way curses are perpetuated: unforgiveness.

I realized I had to forgive Maria, my family and most of all myself.


Muse: Sally Owens
Fandom: Practical Magic / novel & motion picture
Word Count: 294
Crossposted to [livejournal.com profile] theatrical_muse

Date: 2005-12-20 04:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aoutlaw321.livejournal.com
*For Christmas, Aidan leaves Sally a kiss. But leaves before she turns him into a toad or something!*

Date: 2005-12-20 04:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sally-owens.livejournal.com
*Sally blows a kiss into the wind and wishes it to Aidan* Happy Yule to you, Aidan! :)

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