A Modern Gypsy

How does one know they are a gypsy? In my case it consisted of 5 elements. The first was being born into family that already has its share of misfits, mystics, and psychics. My maternal grandmother was a midwife, tea leaf reader, and herbalist. My paternal grandmother was a garden diva who’s life revolved around the cycles of the Moon and the seasons. Both grandmothers were psychics. Added to this generational milieu, was my love of travelling, my secret desire was to be a hippie, the pull of wild gypsy music, and books that took me to foreign countries. Which brings me to element number two. I was 16 lazing around in the backyard on a sunny summer day when I heard a voice. Yes, a voice! This voice stated very precisely, "You were going to live and work overseas.” As strange as it may seem, those words resonated with me and I had no doubt that they would happen. In the ensuing years I based many decisions on this voice. For example, my career choice to become a … [Read more...]