In a magical world each foot touched by loam each hand pressed by stone each eye touched by light each taste of fright each strand of hair each sniff of air define us in magic. So why should we be dismayed or surprised by things we don’t understand? A woman took care of her blind grandmother. No man was there to hunt for meat, so all they had to eat was acorn soup. The woman brought home a rounded stick. This stick rolled around and behaved like a man. It did everything a man did; it brought home deer, it gathered firewood, and it slept with the woman. The woman bore a boy and a girl. The situation was good for everyone, whether sighted or blind. Listen to the story, and respect everything— things that promise and things that threaten— then let them all return to their places.