Day 25 of Write31Days:
See this is my opinion: we all start out knowing magic. We are born with whirlwinds, forest fires, and comets inside us. We are born able to sing to birds, and see our destiny in grains of sand. But then we get the magic educated right out of our souls. We get it churched out, spanked out, washed out and combed out. We get put on the straight and narrow and told to be responsible. Told to grow up, for Lord’s sake. And you know why we’re told that? Because the people doing the telling were afraid of our wildness and youth, and because the magic we knew made them ashamed and sad of what they’d allowed to whither in themselves. – Robert McCammon
It’s the last week of October already! Wow, how time flies when you’re blogging every day. 🙂 For the last week and in honor of the upcoming Samhain (Halloween), I decided to give some quotes about magic and dreams. To start off the week, I had to share probably my most favorite quote about life and the magic of dreams.
I read this quote back in high school, and it’s continued to resonate with me to this day. It encompasses what I feel is the true tragedy of growing up and joining the “real world” of adulthood. The loss of youthful magic and dreams.
When I was young, I would often look in the mirror and imagine there was a treasure map of sorts hidden among the freckles on my face and arms. And I also knew I was a great explorer and would climb this large (for a 5 year old) rock in our yard, like I was climbing Everest. There I would stand on top of the rock, triumphant and proud of my might feat.
Eventually childish dreams needed to be put away in favor of getting homework done, then getting a part time job, and eventually completing my university degrees. The “real world” was coming and I wasn’t allowed to enter it with my daydreams. So I put them aside (mostly) and did the responsible stuff, because that’s what adults do. Ugh. How dreary.
After years of being on the “straight and narrow”, I’m reclaiming my wildness and magic! I can still pay bills while singing to the birds (or usually in my case, having conversations with the cat). I can be responsible and believe in fearies (they are really everywhere in Ireland as I learned). I’m not going to let my magic be stripped from my life as I begin to create the life of my dreams.
What about you? How will you reclaim your magic and dreams?
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