The Evil Eye

Posted: May 12th, 2006 | Author: | Filed under: Friends and Strangers | No Comments »

One thing Rose says to the other people at Chaparral House when they come up to visit with Kate and Rose wants her all to herself is something in Yiddish that translates to (as Rose puts it), “Not to give the evil eye.”

I’m not sure why Rose would think someone else who is clearly enjoying Kate’s company would wish ill will on her. I think it’s really just Rose projecting–giving the other person the evil eye so they go away and stop butting into her Kate time.

Next time she says it I need to write it down. I think it could be helpful barking that at people every once and a while. You never know what unsuspecting person could be lobbing the evil eye your way.

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