I’ve loved witches since childhood, and when one article mentioned the draw witchiness has for those feeling powerless, I had to admit this much is true. Children don’t have power anyway, and some children are reminded of this more than others. Witches were supposed to shape their reality, and I wanted power like that.
Maybe princesses had power (maaaybe), but they had to get married. I loved fancy dresses and sparkly shoes as much as plenty of other folks, but the whole prince-and-wedding-bells thing struck me not very interesting (or worse). Witches did what they wanted FOREVER. Witches made things happen. A princess can never be old, but a witch? I mean, c’mon!
I don’t believe I can make you a potion that will bring love or fortune. Magic for me is the power of words to create another world or the power of art to transport. That I can do.