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
We’re surrounded by things that are “magical”.
The sun that rises from the East and sets in the West; the moon that has many faces; the sea that teems with various kinds of marine life; the mountains the forests that bring that kind of euphoria to nature lovers; and the changing of the seasons are just a few of the things that are considered “magical”.
For me, they are magical because they bring wonder and inspiration to us. As Joyce Kilmer wrote in 1913:
I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
And that is what this blog is all about: appreciating the magic in everyday life. Happy reading!