For more than two hundred years, the Owens women had been blamed for everything that went wrong in their Massachusetts town. And Gillian and Sally endured that fate as well; as children, the sisters were outsiders. Their elderly aunts almost seemed to encourage the whispers of witchery, but all Gillian and Sally wanted was to escape. One would do so by marrying, the other by running away. But the bonds they shared brought them back-almost as if by magic...

Last night, we revisited this 1998 Blockbuster hit and were reminded of all the magic the film contained. It's crazy to think that the film dates back to over a decade ago. Back then, we werent as awake spirituality and may have missed some of the small yet meaningful innuendos. Now on a path of self discovery, the rituals and plot behind this movie give us a good look at the spirit world. Primarly, the magic we each contain within us.

Some of the memorable quotes from the film include:

Sally Owens: All I want is a normal life. 
Aunt Frances Owens: My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage! 

Sally Owens: [Sally's letter to Gillian] Sometimes I feel like there's a hole inside of me, an emptiness that at times seems to burn. I think if you lifted my heart to your ear, you could probably hear the ocean. The moon tonight, there's a circle around it. Sign of trouble not far behind. I have this dream of being whole. Of not going to sleep each night, wanting. But still sometimes, when the wind is warm or the crickets sing... I dream of a love that even time will lie down and be still for. I just want someone to love me. I want to be seen. I don't know. Maybe I had my happiness. I don't want to believe it but, there is no man, Gilly. Only that moon.

Young Sally Owens: He will hear my call a mile away. He will whistle my favorite song. He can ride a pony backwards. 
Young Gillian Owens: What are you doing? 
Young Sally Owens: Summoning up a true love spell called Amas Veritas. He can flip pancakes in the air. He'll be marvelously kind. And his favorite shape will be a star. And he'll have one green eye and one blue. 
Young Gillian Owens: Thought you never wanted to fall in love. 
Young Sally Owens: That's the point. The guy I dreamed of doesn't exist. And if he doesn't exist, I'll never die of a broken heart. 

Sally Owens: [to Gary] The reason you're here and you don't know why is because I sent for you. 

This serves to remind us that what we are seeking is seeking us (RUMI) and that our imagination can manifest anything!


11/05/2012 3:42pm

This movie made me realize that it is still possible to get to what I had dreamt of when I was a kid. Dreams have no expiration date right; so I started going back to my childhood to remember my dreams and continue dreaming. It is easy to loose motivation over years to hear "oh dear those thing only happen in movies".. I decided to be more specific as she was with how she wanted her ultimate mate to look like and be like, or dream of what image I want to create for myself and go on to play with it.. Dreams come true; must be patient and have hope, that it is given.. The only thing is it comes at the right time, and if it didnt there is a higher plan for the soul, so we can continue on being joyous, dream, and SMILE at all that is.. Namaste


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