Hannah's report about her visit to "Witch Class"
My daughter wrote a report of her visit to Witch Class; since she lives in Manhattan there are no doubt many witch classes to choose from should you be inclined that way. Hannah even shares, free of charge, one of the spells they learned.
When she was little and we used to drive straight east across North Carolina to get to Nags Head, we'd see, along deserted roads through dead flat tobacco fields, tiny homes with signs out front advertising the reading of palms and tarot cards. It surprised me that there were "psychics" in territory I thought of as very Christian. I guess it's a home industry requiring minimal startup capital.
These days I read our local Spanish language newspaper, "Que Pasa," and in almost every issue there is a luridly colorful ad for at least one witch, from whom you can buy amulets and potions and who can, also, for the right fee, enable you to recover your lost love and stop people who are trying to harm you. I'll try to get hold of one of these ads for you, they are really wonderful...
Come to think of it, there are often witches in the telenovelas we recap over at Caray, Caray! - for instance, in Destilando Amor ("Distilling Love" - the protagonist and his evil cousin run a tequila business) an unwanted wife went to a witch to get a love potion that would fix her husband's eyes upon her. Unfortunately (for her), the husband, to whom she slipped a dangerously powerful dose, fixed his eyes, when first they opened, on the wrong woman. Shades of Midsummer Night's Dream! Now he's been raging around the countryside like a lovesick fool for weeks, breaking things and shouting in the rain and ignoring his unwanted wife completely. You gotta be careful with this stuff.
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