“And above all watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” – Roald Dahl
I believe that magic exists. I believe that every day, in the smallest of ways magic happens all around us. Not because of wizards or witches that are flowing in and out of Hogwarts (though I do wish that were true) or because of fairy godmothers who pop out of no where or because a beautiful little fairy whose dust makes you fly. I believe that magic is real because little things, that we often take for granted, are magical.
Every now and then I catch a sun rise and no matter where I am I get chill bumps and I smile – to me, that’s magical. If you ever take a child to a carousel the child will always look expectantly when the carousel comes back around and will always wave – to the child, that’s magical. Once or twice when life brings us face to face with death or death of a loved one we realize life itself has a tinge of magic to it.
The greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. How true of a statement that is! Plans are good. I’m a plan girl. I wake up, I make a plan. I think about graduation, I make a plan. I think about that plan failing, I make a plan. But because of that, I tend to overlook the small places. The places that end up having magic are often disguised as places that one would never go. Magic is in those low places that may not be plan worthy but life worthy. Douglas Adams said, “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be” – to me, that’s magical.
Believe in magic. Believe in the impossible. Watch the whole world with glittering eyes. Wake up every day like the child on the carousel so excited and expectant to have those who love them still there. Do not give up. Magic is only found by those believe – life is only found by those who do not give up.