“When you’re touched by magic, nothing’s ever quite the same again. What really makes me sad is all those people who never have the chance to know that touch. They’re too busy, or they just don’t hold with make-believe, so they shut the door without really knowing it was there to be opened in the first place.”
― Charles de Lint
People who have opened themselves to magic stand out by a mile. They tend to see the magic in everything and many of them are able to touch it and harmonize with it. Today I watched a friend of mine start toning with the whining sound of a bus driving by. He matched and harmonized and I can imagine him doing much the same with the babble of a brook or the whirring of mosquitos. For that moment tho he was touching magic. Funny how it comes from both within and without.
Touching magic isn’t difficult. It’s a matter of paying attention and noticing what’s around you and honouring it in grass and field, tree and street light, anywhere and most important understanding that the same force flows within all of us.