I was so afraid that I wouldn’t get pregnant! Then I conceived, thank God.

Now, every day, I sit by the window and look out over the gardens at the back of the house. Our neighbor has a glorious garden, full of beautiful flowers and herbs. Nobody can get into it, though, because the owner has built a high stone wall around it. People say she’s a sorceress with great power. Everybody fears her.

I can’t take my eyes off her rapunzel. I have to have some of those greens. My husband will get them for me. He he loves me, he’ll do it. He’ll go over the wall tonight.

Craving Mother in Rapunzel, Grimms. Painting by Conrad Kiesel.

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