Wiitches (2007)

(a vignette from “Dance Macabre III”)

“What are these,
So wither’d and so wild in their attire,
That look not like th’ inhabitants o’ th’ earth,
And yet are on’t? Live you? or are you aught
That man may question? . . .”
-Macbeth: Act 1, Scene 3

“…women which be commonly old, lame . . . poor, sullen, superstitious . . . They are leane and deformed, shewing melancholie in their faces, to the horror of all that see them.”
-The Discoverie of Witchcraft by Reginald Scot, 1584

Immortality or perpetual crone-like longevity of a supernatural being such as a witch (or a Wiitch, note the pun on the double “i” spelling) comes at a cost, and some body parts, especially the tender tissue that makes up the eyes, wear out and must be replaced…