“Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business.”

The rain never materialized. It will be sunny all week and today will hit 85˚. My AC has been cranking since yesterday morning, and the house is delightfully cool. I have errands today so I will appreciate it even more when I get home.

I have always believed in magic, not the rabbit in the hat magic but everyday magic like when you wish on the first star: I wish I may I wish I might have this wish come true tonight. I have never made outlandish wishes figuring the simpler the wish the more likely it might come true. At Christmas when I was young I made all sorts of wishes and most of those came true.

I have proof that magic abounds and wishes do come true. Once I was walking home from my aunt’s house. The route was through the brush beside a metal fence which joined another fence, a shorter fence. It was there I usually scaled the two fences to get to my street. I stopped to rest just before scaling. I mused while sitting and wished I had money enough for a new book. I swear I looked down and found a 50 cent piece, just enough for a new book. That had to be magic. I wasn’t on a path. I was walking in piles of dead leaves captured against the fence.

But I’ve always known, fifty cents or no fifty cents, that we live in a world filled with magic. Fireflies dot the darkness with light. The sun rises and sets in a brilliance of colors. Rainbows announce the end of the storm and the whereabouts of the pot of gold if you’re especially lucky. I sit outside in the wee hours to watch the meteor showers in August. I clap and say things like wow and amazing as those beautiful streaks of light cross the dark sky. I love shadows and how scary and tall they can look. That flowers bloom year after year can be nothing short of magic. I know science explains most things because some people need answers. As for me, I’ve known the answer all my life-it’s magic, pure and simple magic.

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8 Comments on ““Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    We’ve had a rather nice day here, mostly sunny and a stromng wind blowing from the right direction so most flies blew away 🙂 Still some got me so now I have a few itchy spots where they bit me :-9

    Yes magic is everywhere, too bad it is so hard to have any control over it 🙂 Here we only wish when a star falls though and only when it is the first one we see for the night.

    Living by a bog is magical and sometimes we’re allowed to see more than we can explain and sometimes we’re not allowed nearby at all. I guess that’s why there are so many flies there some days 🙂

    Have a great day!
    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      It was so hot today I was glad for air conditioning in the car and house. It hit 91˚ here and was muggy. Tomorrow will be the same but the rest of the week will be drier.

      I envy your living in a country where magic is so alive with all the creatures of myth you have. I believe that your bog is magical!

      Have a great night.

  2. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    I still find the universe a magical place. Just living in it is magical. Seeing stars and fireflies is magic. Being privileged to watch three fox cubs and their mom play chase all over the side lawn is magical. Heck, I still think turning the heel on a knitted sock is magical and I’ve done that dozens of times. 🙂
    Perhaps the magic is in never taking the world for granted.

    Today was hot. Really, really hot. The AC was running pretty steadily and it’s on the Economical setting. I’ve been out for three dog walks and a lunch/dog food run. Parked myself in front of the AC unit every time I came in. Bleh.

    Enjoy the evening.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      I’ve always known we live in a magical world. Sometimes I’ll see someplace or something which makes me stand in awe. Often it is the unusual seen in the usual.

      I have also had my air on all day. I did a bunch of errands and dreaded leaving the car, but I survived. We are all now nice and cool.

      Have a good eveing. Stay cool!

  3. Bob Says:

    The great thing about living in the 21st century is that there’s little magic left in the world because science has answered most of the questions that man has had for centuries. We created religions to answer those questions and to make us feel good. The magic is not in the stars or in gods but the magic is in each of us. It seems magical that you and I communicate almost instantly across half a continent or last week from one continent to another. The real magic is that we express a mutual interest in our shared humanity daily except Wednesdays.

    Today we may have hit 100 degrees for the first time this summer.

    • katry Says:

      Bob,
      I don’t call giving in the 21st century as a great thing. People are losing the ability to speak face to face, to converse with one another for the joy of being person to person.

      We do share here, one of my favorite parts of coffee. People talk to one another thorough the comments.

      My sister was amazed when I called her from Africa, and it sounded as if I were down the street, but I do miss writing everything down for them to read. It is far more permanent a way of saving memories.

      I admit I do love my computer!

      • Bob Says:

        Amazingly people will text each other across the dinner table. However, it’s amazing. You can now carry a miniature computer and connect to anyone with a smart phone.

        We only got to 99 today. What’s the difference it was still hot.

      • katry Says:

        Bob,
        No phones at the table rule is in effect here. It isn’t time for all of us to connect.

        It was ugly hot here too. It was oppressive when I was out.


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