“Life’s an act of magic, too. Claire Hamill sings a line in one of her songs that really sums it up for me: ‘If there’s no magic, there’s no meaning.’ Without magic- or call it wonder, mystery, natural wisdom- nothing has any depth. It’s all just surface. You know: what you see is what you get. I honestly believe there’s more to everything than that, whether it’s a Monet hanging in a gallery or some old vagrant sleeping in an alley.”
― Charles de Lint

 

Have you had your magical moment today? I have known many people who have times in their life when they are in a pretty dark place. You know where everything looks like 3 PM on the 3rd rainy grey day in a row, smells like sewage and tastes like cigarette ash? I have been there myself more than once. At some point I learned a way to find my way out of those moments and vastly shorten them. I look for and find the magic moment. Oh it exists in almost any situation. It may be the dog or cat making a funny face. It could be the way the sun hits the window. It could even be that you notice an angle on your landlady’s face that’s beautiful even as she’s yelling at you or perhaps you have seen as she walked away that she thought of something that made her happy and smiled. If I can’t see it I look around until I can. There is always something going on outside my immediate self that can make me smile. Perhaps someone is helping another person who shows their gratitude. Perhaps a dandelion is growing in the middle of a parking lot. Collecting those magic moments and sharing them has kept me from wallowing in the grey areas.
Blessings, G

 

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Star FlowerStar Flower by G A Rosenberg

 

Cascade2Cascade by G A Rosenberg