There has never been a time when I didn’t believe in magic, when I didn’t seek it out. Magic makes life worth living. Even Albert Einstein believed in it and who are we to argue with one of the smartest men who ever lived?
“The most beautiful and most profound experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is the sower of all true science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead.” – Albert Einstein
Even so, admitting a belief in magic can illicit anything from eye rolls to downright fury. How DARE you waste your time believing in such pointless piffle? Our society downplays the importance of magic and I think that is why we find ourselves in such turbulent times. Rationality is the desired choice and while it certainly has its place, it’s really only one side of the coin of life. Straight-up rationality can be pretty boring. Like living in a concrete box. Like seeing nothing but the colour grey. Like eating plain oatmeal for breakfast every day. Like a loveless marriage. Like being forced to watch the English Patient over and over again – you get the point.
There are so many types of magic in the world, from nature to turning people into toads. Okay, maybe not toads, but I certainly believe that one can use one’s magic to harm. How do I know this? I’ve seen it happen.
I was fortunate (or unfortunate, depending on your view of such things) to grow up in a place steeped in magic. A place where I experienced such other-worldly strangeness it profoundly shaped the way I think, who I am and what I believe.
Do you believe? It really doesn’t matter to me – that is your personal choice. But if you are curious, stick around and I’ll tell you some tales. You don’t even have to leave Aurora to experience magic for yourself.
Stick around and let me tell you about it.
Kelley Howard, Goddess of the Dawn