Sunday, October 01, 2006

The Power of Magical Thinking


When I was young I had a prevailing belief in magic. (Narnia was real - it was my closet that was failing me - I needed a wardrobe. )

My imagination was peopled with fairies, talking animals, secret companions, other worlds and languages.

I spent hour upon hour setting up elaborate homes and kingdoms in my bedroom, backyard, grandparents basement, and the forest.

I seemed to find outside proof of magic's existence, or at least its past existence, all around me. At a very young age this statue outside our local Art Gallery convinced me that there were indeed Unicorns. There were more than enough books and stories to support my belief in other magical beings. I was a frequent visitor to the Library, both downtown, and at school.

This magical thinking allowed me to thrive in a very unhappy childhood home. I find that it is still comforting to me today. I read The Hobbit each Fall etc.

I am thinking about magic tonight because, as you may have seen, I added progress boxes to my sidebar. What does that have to do with magic you ask?

HTML code, uploading, downloading, hosting. I do it but I do not understand it. It is magic to me that I type in some letters and symbols in a prescribed fashion and it becomes images and words that can be viewed around the world.

Don't even get me started on faxes, telephones or radio. It is all beyond my ken.

I am grateful for everyday magic and for the magical thinking of inventors, explorers and creators the world over!

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Posted by Miss Scarlett @ 12:24 AM

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Ahhh, magic. Did you ever read Edward Eager as a child? There is something just so satisfying about a good book of magic and something so wonderful about living in this present day magical world :-)

Posted by Blogger Carine @ 2:43 AM #
 
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