Monday, April 18, 2011
O is for Ojo
Flash forward to the rest of my day, I felt horrible. The runs finally subsided and I thought I was okay but I knew what I was in for next. The chills came! I was eating crackers and having Sun Drop (the closest thing here to 7-Up!). But I wasn't eating much. I tried to go into the living room for a little bit but didn't last for very long out there (I was too cold!). I went back to bed, but just laid on top of the bed and waited for the hubs to get home. Once home, I was completely burning up (101 degree fever) and he decided he had given me ojo which might've occurred while his tears were falling on me.
The video is all in Spanish but basically they're talking about the superstitition, what the belief is, and they show how to rid the person of it. The hubs pretty much rubbed an egg over most of me-though not on my bare skin. I started to feel better but here's the weird thing I noticed. He only rubbed the egg on my upper torso (that's where he focused) and he only rubbed it a bit on my legs. SO, the upper part of me felt okay but everything was in my legs. The belief is the egg absorbs all the evil spirits and once done rubbing the egg all over the infected person, you crack it into a cup with water and place it underneath where the infected person sleeps (preferably right below their head) and wait to check it the next day.
The top picture isn't my particular egg (I can't ever get a good pic of them when he does it-this is the second time), but it's exactly how my egg looked this morning.