This week I am going to continue writing about Maria. Let’s explore her magical side…..I like this…..
One Look Was All It Took
From when she was a child, Margarita Maria Merriton (Maria as she is called) could communicate her pleasure or displeasure with a single, penetrating, look. Sometimes it was as if the Sun itself came out. Others, it was as if the Sun had never existed at all.
She knew she was different. The other children would make fun of her. Shun her. A few of them had pushed her and thrown handfuls of mud at her. But they learned to stop that when they discovered Maria would get even with them. Put bugs in their lunch basket at times, or pour a bucket of water over their head when they weren’t looking. Yes, Maria could give as well as she got.
And then, as age and maturity set in, Maria found that her eyes were more powerful than any pranks she could ever play. She could stare any child down, bringing some to tears, if they dared to show meanness toward her.
When Maria reached her teens all of this changed. Her beauty came into bloom by 13, and she transformed from that skinny girl with the endless dark hair, to a willowy young goddess with a glossy mane the other girls all envied.
Boys stopped the taunts and the pushing and shoving became a thing of the past as well. They now looked down and stammered if they tried to talk to her, and tripped over their own feet if they tried to walk next to her. Yes, Maria was a magical young lady, which of course would save her many times in the coming years.
That’s it for today. Must run. Happy to write again!