Love From Heckerty

‘Air and other elements

I hate my ‘air. It’s curly, squiggly and totally unruly. It’s nothing like the ‘air I wanted to have — but I’m not sure straight hair would suit me. Persnickerty – my cousin – thinks I need a makeover. Maybe – but what would that do to my hair? …..

“Oh AIR you said, sorry I thought you were talking with that common english accent that drops the aitch like in My Fair Lady – you know when she says “In ‘artford, ‘erreford and ‘ampshire, ‘urricanes ‘ardly hever ‘appen” – that’s what I thought you meant.

“I’m not really an elemental type – I know back when I was just a very itty bitty witch more than 400 years ago, doctors believed that the body was made up of four humours, which were the four elements, air, fire, water and earth. That’s ridiculous! Then we were taught that little boys are made of frogs and snails and puppy dogs tails, and little girls are made of sugar and spice and all things nice. Rubbish!

“Witches are made of air. That’s why sometimes you can’t see us. But we’re there!

“We just disappear into thin air.

“And that’s what witches are made of.”

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