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The Witch’s Life by Anne Sexton

The Witch’s Life  by Anne Sexton When I was a child there was an old woman in our neighborhood whom we called The Witch. All day she peered from her second story
 window from behind the wrinkled curtains and sometimes she would open the window and yell: Get out of my life! She had hair … Continue reading

On Reading…

“Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.” – Angela Carter

On Whimsy…

“You must not ever stop being whimsical. And you must not, ever, give anyone else the responsibility for your life.” – Mary Oliver

On Fairy Tales…

“Fairy tales were not my escape from reality as a child; rather, they were my reality — for mine was a world in which good and evil were not abstract concepts, and like fairy-tale heroines, no magic would save me unless I had the wit and heart and courage to use it widely.” – Terri … Continue reading