Wednesday, September 1, 2010
The Wee Free Men
"Witches don't use magic unless they really have to. It's hard work and difficult to control. We do other things A witch pays attention to everything that's going on. A witch uses her head. A witch is sure of herself. A witch always has a piece of string...Although there's more to witchcraft than string. A witch delights in small details. A witch sees through things and around things . A witch sees farther than most. A witch sees things from the other side. A witch knows where she is, who she is, and when she is." (p. 32) Yep, Miss Perspicacia Tick, that gets at it!
Tiffany takes on the wicked witch stereotype: "And all the stories had, somewhere, the witch. The wicked old witch.
And Tiffany had thought, Where's the evidence?
The stories never said why she was wicked. It was enough to be an old woman, enough to be all alone, enough to look strange because you had no teeth. It was enough to be called a witch." (p.34)
As I said, the whole text is sound witchy advice, and hilarity ensues with the pictsies. Little blue men in kilts with a deep appreciation for the Special Sheep Liniment. There is more good stuff, especially when Granny Weatherwax & Nanny Ogg arrive at the end. I will get to it!
Posted by Wizardess at 4:47 PM