|This is the delightful work of Ruben de Vela.|
If you read A Hat Full of Sky this image will probably make you smile too.
I’m rereading A Hat Full of Sky. Lately, I’ve needed my Knight Writer’s witchy wit and wisdom more than usual. You see, there are a few things that remain true more than 99.9913% of the time in my life:
- My Piano Man can put a smile on my face regardless of what mood I’m in
- My Hair curls up at the mere mention of water
- Terry Pratchett’s books make me giggle, squeak and even cackle
- When I’m going through difficult times, my head is filled with the witchy things I’ve learned over the years
The latter seems to happen to other witches—even in fiction. Tiffany is a good example. She saw “The shadows were growing, but they didn’t worry her. Bits of Miss Tick’s teachings floated through her head: Always face what you fear. Have just enough money, never too much, and some string. Even if it’s not your fault, it’s your responsibility. Witches deal with things. Never stand between two mirrors. Never cackle. Do what you must do. Never lie, but you don’t have to be honest. Never wish. Especially don’t wish upon a star, which is astronomically stupid. Open your eyes, and then open your eyes again.”
Every once in a while, I listen to fictional witches; laugh, it’s okay. You can even cackle if that fits your fancy—I’ve been known to do my bit of uncontrolled cackling when I’m tickled the right way. I don’t discriminate knowledge because of its roots. Today, I’ll tip my virtual pointy hat to Miss Tick and say “Yes, my dearest scholarly witch, I’ll open my eyes, and then open them again.
I feel that when things are so nasty that a way out seems to exist only beyond our imagination, all we need to do is open our eyes again. Look… see… look and the things that really matter are just a kiss away.
Then it’s okay to cackle.
What voices fill your head when times are gloomy?