I will forever be in the Shadows of Oz. Perhaps that's it, light being the creator of Shadow. The Light of Oz, without it there would be no shadow cast on my childhood and into my adulthood. Maybe Oz is such a dazzling source of light so bright a vision that the shadow of that light casts itself as the memories of all the hours spent reading, imagining and pretending that I am a part of the Land of Oz.
Reading the books and watching the Wizard of Oz is a part of who I am as a woman, wife, mother, Oma, friend and neighbor. I still want to join arms and skip down the yellow brick road. I still want to wander in the dark forest and find new creatures who can talk and interact with me. I still want to fly by being held by flying monkeys as transportation. I still want to be a friend to all who also have a heart granted them and influenced by the Wizard of Oz. That is a life changing shadow created by a wonderful warm and happy light.
|Yes that's me "back in the day" being air lifted over Oz in a Paul Granger illustration|
And you my lovelies are just that kind of friend.......thank you so much for 5 lovely years of Ozing. Thank you for all the friendships begun because of a shared love for Baum's stories, the forever best movie or all the modern adaptations of our beloved Ozian roots. It has been my joy to play along with you and with any luck at all, we will be joining together again to Celebrate Oz.
I have chosen for my giveaway a sugar and creamer set that comes in a collector's tin with great illustrations of Oz. Just leave a comment, tell me what you love so much about Oz and I'll be putting those names in a hat and choosing the winner on April 18. Oh and here's an extra bonus. If you can find out in which blog post of one of the other participants my face is part of their giveaway and come back and tell me, I'll give you 2 extra chances to win the collectors sugar and creamer set.
Good luck to you all.
Close your eyes, click your heels together and please go to the other contributors blogs listed in the right hand column and see what their thoughts are on the Shadows of Oz Celebration.
Ozian Smooches and Squoozes, Oma Linda