Thursday, December 14, 2006

Did Gretel Suffer From Bulimia?

Sometimes travel broadens by making you rethink cherished views. When we saw this fairy-tale scene with Hansel and Gretel and the wicked witch at the Erfurt Christmas market, we began to wonder. Was Gretel bulimic? In retrospect, probably not, as that malady is uncommon in poor children. Luckily, we soon happened upon a few sheep from the zoo. They were crazy for gingerbread, and their antics in trying to get some from us took our mind off our worries.


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