I believe in magic, do you?
in love at first sight,
in finding new joys in old things,
in believing in something, in anything, in everything, for the sake of believing.
Some people believe that magic is evil or sorcery.
Others believe that magic is pulling a coin from behind a child's ear or choosing the correct suit and number from a deck of cards.
Still others believe that magic is levitation or hypnosis.
I don't subscribe to any of those theories.
I believe that magic is like oxygen
it is all around us
we can't see it even when our eyes are open but even when our eyes are closed
we need it to survive in this world.
I believe in laying in the grass
in finding shapes in the clouds,
in counting shooting stars all night,
in holding hands,
in falling asleep on a blanket with the one you love.
I believe in swimming at night
in the ocean or in a pool,
with or without clothes,
in the heat or in the cold,
with wrinkled hands and never letting go.
I believe in laughter
of elderly couples still in love,
of teenagers deep in puppy love,
of children on a playground with no cares,
of jokes that make fun of no one and entertain everyone.
I believe we have to save ourselves
from the apathy of the world,
from marketers and advertising,
from getting too wrapped up in being an adult,
from our fear of letting others get close,
and from our fear of letting ourselves be ourselves.
2011 Moira G Gallaga©
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