Thinking In Magic


On a whim, I stopped in briefly at a favorite shop while we were on vacation. This change purse* immediately caught my eye.  And stopped me in my tracks.

What would that mean?  To think more often, even regularly, in terms of penchantment, mystery, wonder?  Rather than, say, in terms of logic, i.e. reason and strict principles of validity.

Sure, I think and talk about magic at times, especially when I am creating.  But I appreciate the reminder to cultivate this practice, of weaving magic’s radiant threads more lavishly into the fabric of daily life.

The gifts of logic and science and technology are undeniably enormous.  Yet, the  treasures of fascination, charm, entrancement make our existence shimmer in inexpressible ways.  Unforgettable and soaring ways.

And the magic that produces them needs to be cultivated and cherished.  Whether that sense of magic flows from an astounding sunrise or a blockbuster film or making art or hearing a piece of music that won’t let go or a heartfelt hug or…..

Even when moments can be and often are explained in terms of logic, they can be experienced in terms of magic, and miracle.  Take the very fact of reading this post.  What an incredibly wondrous confluence of feats your body, mind and soul are achieving at this very moment!

Sheer magic.

So, yep, I bought that little purse, which I will be carrying with me every day.  To remind me that magic, like love, is all around us.  And in us.  Just waiting to be discovered…and nurtured.

“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


*Change purse:

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12 Responses to Thinking In Magic

  1. Rachael says:

    I love your sentiment from start to finish as I explore my own belief in magic. It comes out of the blue, it is exciting and makes the skin tingle – and it is a time when one can know one is properly alive 🙂 Bravo, dear friend xxx

    • SirenaTales says:

      Oh, I love your vivid description of the experience of magic, Rachael! Indeed, “…it is a time when one can know one is properly alive….” Thank you so much for sharing your inspiring insight here, once again. Shine on, lovely. xxoo

  2. Love this post, and such a great sentiment and sweet little purse! 🙂

  3. Magic is real. Just keep believing – and keep carrying that sweet little change purse.

  4. diahannreyes says:

    i love the reminder that magic is real if you believe in it. I’ve been trying to incorporate room for magic in my creative process- not being so fixated on “doing doing” and leaving room for what comes through in between all the action.

    • SirenaTales says:

      Ah, yes: the pressure cooker of “doing, doing” that drains the magic and energy out of our creative juices. Thank you very much for the reminder to feed that essential ingredient of magic in our artistic process, Diahann. Wishing you much magic there…and everywhere. ❤

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