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Vignettes About My Brother

“Because it’s embarrassing, I’ll admit that I treasured those stories we read as children, the ones where the girl and her brother go off bravely into the woods and find a way to survive. They aren’t brave at first, just lost. And yes the girl is clever. She feeds the wild cat and knows what lights the dark heart of the forest witch. But her brother is her champion. Not because he is bigger or stronger — and he might be — but because he sees in her a great power and vows to protect it. In my heart, my brother and I are those children.” Read more