While sifting through my filling cabinets, I found this quote scribbled on a scrap of paper:
And above all, watch with glistening 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 found this quote at the same time that I started seeing “magic” around me.
It started with the appearance of a flight of dragonflies. The flight arrived, around dusk, while I was chaperoning Luna and Berkley outside. They swirled around us like snowflakes in a snow squall. There were so many of them—and they were so fast—that I unfortunately wasn’t able to capture the entire flight on camera! I was, however, able to photograph these beauties:
I have never seen so many dragonflies in my life! Their blue bodies gleamed in the fading light; their wings cut through the air like helicopter blades. They were entrancing, magical.
Sometimes, though, “magic” is subtle—like morning sunshine on Queen Anne’s Lace:
Or, like droplets of water hanging, crystalline, on the dog run:
Do I believe that all of these wonderful sightings are “magic”? No, not really, but I do use the word, “magical”, to describe the majesty of the natural world. The beauty of God’s creation, honestly, has been a source of strength and comfort for me—especially during these last few years.
For instance, this cedar was dying, haggard. Now, a flowering vine (possibly English Ivy, among other vines) is giving the conifer a new look:
Re-made, renewed, rebirth.
Always, always, look for the light.
Thank you, Dear Readers, for your presence here today. I hope you find “magic” and wonder in your everyday surroundings.
With Love & Gratitude,