Friday, April 15, 2011

Travel Log 4-15: Witches in Ficntion #3 (or more Grannyisms)

Magaly over at Pagan Culture is being kind enough to host this little get together, so here is my contribution to Witches in Fiction.
   My Favorite Non Alive Person (or A Tribute to Granny Weatherwax).

Granny Weatherwax ( captured here by Paul Kidby the official Discworld portraitist check out his site at

Here is my Bit 'o Granny Wisdom for today:
  From Witches Abroad
You can't go around building a better world for people. Only people can build a better world for people. Otherwise it's just a cage.

   This one reminds me that I need to think carefully about my motives when I am doing a working for someone else. Just because I can do something, doesn't always mean I should. One thing that Granny has mastered is that magic doesn't just go 'poof' and make everything better. People, working their butts off, make things better. No spell I do will ever on its own be enough to enact change. I have to act and follow it up to really make change.


  1. I LOVE Granny Weatherwax. LOVE her. I wish she was real. She is real to me.

  2. I posted this one on my Terry Pratchett Thursday feature and few weeks back. The quote made me think of the current wars, and the "efforts" some groups make to indoctrinate people who are not welcoming their "pushy behavior". It's kind of sad... because it is so true ;-(

    On tomorrow's digest!

  3. Gypsy: There are so many fictional people that are more real to me than a lot of real people (if that makes any sense, lol)
    Magaly: I remember that. This quote resonates with me on so many levels. I think of it when I worry about friends and family, and when I think of the world in general. In his usual fashion Sir Terry points out something that we all know, but don't always acknowledge or in act in our lives.

  4. Indeed!

    P.S. Just wanted to let you know that I LOVE your new layout!