“Granny Weatherwax had never heard of psychiatry and would have had no truck with it even if she had. There are some arts too black even for a witch. She practiced headology—practiced, in fact, until she was very good at it. And though there may be some superficial similarities between a psychiatrist and a headologist, there is a huge practical difference. A psychiatrist, dealing with a man who fears he is being followed by a large and terrible monster, will endeavor to convince him that monsters don’t exist. Granny Weatherwax would simply give him a chair to stand on and a very heavy stick.” ~ Terry Pratchett
I know love can rip,
rip the guts out of walls built to kick
maimed wings that believe
freedom is a myth that only happens to some-
one never forced to bleed to live,
live knowing that empathy must be,
be a balance-kissed hammer
always willing to fix the world
what needs ripping.
– linked to Hedgewitch’s Friday 55 and Poets United.