So, what does Ana do after the fish sing to her and carry her away? She meets Eloisa, a red-haired gypsy fortune teller who teaches Ana how to use her gifts — the magic that is already inside of her.
Upon their meeting, Ana serves Eloisa tea, and as it is written in my book:
I poured the hot water onto the mint leaves and rested the cup beside her. The top of her left hand was painted in a blue design of two circles with a dot inside and dots all around.
“Your hand is beautiful. What does it mean?”
“It means one drop of water can create a ripple of change. I had it done to remind me.”
“Remind you of what?”
“To keep looking for you.” Eloisa gently touched my shoulder. “I didn’t want to leave The Great One. I spent many seasons learning the ways of truth from Him. He taught me in order to teach the one with blue hair.”
“What will you teach me?” I looked up.
And so the story goes…
What I love about Eloisa is her fierce sense of teaching. All my greatest teachers have, in subtle and more obvious ways, forced me to ask myself…
What do I want to learn?