“The table sounded really sad and Emily felt that it must be awful to be a felled tree, swaying happily in the breeze one second, attacked by a sharp axe the next.”
— Table, in Witch Grannies: The Case of the Evil Schoolmaster by Gary J. Byrnes
I’ve shared several quotes with you, most of them from Terry Pratchett’s witchy books. I’m turning Terry Pratchett Thursday into Witchy Wit and Wisdom, and will post it whenever I feel like it. Yep, this witchy Marine has earned the right to do whatever the heck she wants and whenever she wants *grinning the wicked smirk of earned freedom*
Many of the quotes will probably still be from Terry Pratchett’s books—I love the man’s writing, and I own a delicious copy of The Wit and Wisdom of Discworld (Gracias Cogent!). The quotes in this book constantly scream “Share my wit, Witch! Share my wit!” So, um, I kind of have to share its wit.
About Today’s Quote…
The words cited above stayed with me because of the emotions they evoked. I know, in my witchy heart, that energy can’t be destroyed. And when I think about the way we treat the world around us: animals, people, trees… I feel as sad as Table did in Byrnes’s Witch Grannies.
So next time you see, touch, use… any wooden anything, remember its core might be filled with ancient memories. Think about Table’s words, my luvs, and honor their sacrifice.