1. It’s a good time of year to read Margaret Atwood’s poem “Half-Hanged Mary,” about Mary Webster, a woman accused of witchcraft who didn’t die from the punishment. The last two lines get quoted a lot, for good reason:
2. Those were the days:
IT WAS CALLED THE SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR AND THEY BROUGHT THE BOOKS TO THE SCHOOL AND SET IT UP LIKE A BOOKSTORE AND YOU COULD GET GOOSEBUMPS AND MAGIC TREE HOUSE BOOKS BUT ALSO LAMBORGHINI POSTERS AND KITTY BOOKMARKS AND PENCILS THAT SMELLED LIKE CUPCAKES pic.twitter.com/1QVQ7cJzVP
— ✨ Tara Wine-Queen Writes ✨ (@TaraWineQueen) August 20, 2022
3. This is lovely:
8-yo told me tonight when she finds it hard to like someone at school, she imagines them waking up and choosing their clothes, and their parents helping them get ready and hoping they have a good day, and that makes it easier to care for them.
— Lauren D. Woods (@Ladiwoods1) October 17, 2022