think that there is plenty of magic in the world, but
we've either lost our ability to see it or lost our
ability to recognize it when we do see it. So many
people have accepted the definition of magic as something
that's simply fictional that we all tend to be skeptical
of anyone who says that anything is actually
"magic." But there's so much to the world
that we simply don't understand or see properly that it
would be a shame to allow ourselves to completely reject
the possibility of something so wonderful.
We like to use our rational abilities far too much, a
tendency that truly limits our minds. We don't
"believe in" anything that can't be quantified
or measured, and we think that something unexplainable
through rational means is just something that we haven't
yet learned to explain.
I see magic in a sunset, and I hear it in a child's
laughter and a special song. I feel magic when I
share a special moment with another person, and I feel it
when I'm able to do something kind for another
person. The magic is reflected in the eyes, and its
energy is perceptible--the world just feels different when
something magical is happening. We don't have to be
able to explain why we think something is magic. All
we have to do is accept it and believe in it.
Nora calls it a "simple" part of our lives, but
most of us don't even feel that it truly exists. How
rich our lives can become when we realize not only that it
exists, but it touches us regularly. And once we
acknowledge that truth, how rich our lives will become
when we recognize and appreciate the magic that touches us
so very often.