Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Living Magically!

So I am going to talk today about something that I think is just so important and that is magic. You might now stop reading because you are thinking 'what the heck? Is he a crazy person?' but yes I am going to talk about the magic that is all around us.

I think that as children we are able to see magic in the simplest things. I know growing up I loved to read and my imagination was my best friend. I spent my lunches in the library and would get in trouble for reading under my desk. If you think about children and how they are able to be facinated by the simplest things. I was obsessed with making 'magic potions' as a children and on occation my mother would try my horrible mixtures and then pretend to like them. (they were usually made from anything I could find in the fridge). My brother and I used to have superhero capes that my mother made for us, mine was a dark blue fabric covered in planets while my brothers was bright red and covered in cars, we were super N and super K. We would fight of aliens and dark wizards on a daily basis. Children are able to imagine a world that is better and greater than it ever will be, they naturally reject reality and make it better.

One of my favorite features about myself is the fact that I think I have mostly held onto the same magic that I was able to see as a child. While yes I have grown and realized that the world isn't made of glitter and rainbows; I am still able to imaging a fantastic world around me. I think this is why I am so drawn to literature and movies; because they are tied to me as a person. I will never be satisfied with reality.

I have three very young cousins that live locally and I get to see them every sunday. It is one of my favorite times of the week because it's a time that I get to be a child again. My father and aunt were both raised by my grandmother who was a very straight forward, no games, no foolishness type of person and honestly I think that would have ruined my childhood. Sadly my aunt isn't the imaginative type so I have made it my duty to use my imagination and help them make their own worlds. So far we have gone tiger hunting in their garden, protected their trees from ghosts via potions, made magic crystals to open doors (rock candy), built a fort to withstand troll attack and many other adventures. We live with the magic around us.

I think if the world had more people who could still live with their imaginations and imagine a better world a more innocent type of magical obliviousness that the world would really be a better place. So I have a challege to you, be magical! Do something you have always wanted to. Make a fort. Eat just dessert for dinner. Buy yourself a gift. Be a more imaginative and fun loving person, be magical


  1. I LOVE this post. Allowing yourself to be creative is so (SO) important.

  2. I love this so much. I'm 37 and still waiting for my letter from Hogwarts. I was the kid who got in trouble for reading under the desk, too. :)

  3. yay! um...I build forts all the time...does that make me magic? Also, I've been known--yes, even in my twenties--to run around the room with a towel or table cloth tied around my neck (like a superhero cape) making my own sound-effects.

    I'm glad the trees don't have ghosts :)