The angel uses both hands to adjust the witches hat.
The witch plucks a feather from the angel’s wing and hands it to the poet.
The poet consults the witch — and the angel — before beginning the day’s poem.
If human beings had genuine courage, they’d wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween.
“Fear,” the doctor said, “is the relinquishing of reasonable patterns. We yield to it or we fight it, but we cannot meet it halfway.”
~Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House