Do you believe?

'You're reminding me of a drawing, in your black dress... it's from a Roald Dahl book...'

My colleague Romy clicked her fingers as she tried to summon the name of the book. Her eyes brightened. 'The Witches!'

'Oh right,' I said.

'No, no! It's a compliment, definitely a compliment!' said Romy.

We found the drawing, by Quentin Blake, on my phone. I've posted it below.

Later, I looked up Roald Dahl and found this beautiful quote. It is the final line from his last book, The Minpins:

'And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.'

Pearl

Illustration by Quentin Blake 

Illustration by Quentin Blake