There isn’t any water left in the well. There was, once, a long time ago. There was probably a bucket, too, but now there is only a rope.

Wells do go dry sometimes.

Can you make wishes in an empty well? Well, I’m certain you can make them, but can they be granted by bucketless emptiness?

Or does it need the water?

What water once was there is now buried in years of accumulated coins. Layers and layers of old wishes.

I suppose there can be too many wishes, even for a wishing well.

About flax-golden tales. Photo by Carey Farrell. Text by Erin Morgenstern.

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