Lion's Roar


WHEN MY SON WAS SEVEN, he still wished fervently to believe. That year, with October soon to reach its zenith in Halloween, he asked me, “Do witches exist?”

I replied, “Of course witches exist!”

“And ghosts, too?”

“Yes.” Pause. “Though we hardly ever see them.”

“Because they’re shy.”

“Exactly. That’s why we have lots of stories about them to remind

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