Saturday, November 20, 2010

!MAGIC!

Do you believe in magic?! What really is magic?! Is it only the works of a magician or a illusionist or some dark wizard? It is so much more than that perhaps we all possess magic and wield it every day without even knowing!

There is a magic that is contagious. It starts with a smile from deep within and ends with a echoing cheery sound.

There is a magic of love. It has the supernatural power to "affect another at a distance as a consequence of a sympathetic connection between them" varying in degree depending on the level of love from platonic to romantic.

There is a magic of music. It has the effects of producing recovery. This "magic, it was believed, could drive illness from the body" that combined with the magic of dance is far too powerful a remedy for the hospitals or public institutions to contain! Consequently "dancing has long been forbideen for its subversive effects on the residents and its tendency to lead to illegal magical practices"!

There is a magic of touch that causes one to go under a hypnotic spell capable of reviving the soul back to life and optimal functionality!

There is a magic of art. It has the extraordinary effect of penetrating the imagination and pulling one into a sea to swim or a lake to fish for thoughts abstract and real.

 There is a magic of beauty that is mysteriously enchanting and spiritually mesmerizing. Its charm is subtle enough to infect a host without notice. Its spellbinding power controls all except the deaf and blind who know not the beauties of life with all its colors and sounds found in everything from the deep blue sea heard in a seashell to the farthest galaxy seen in the human eye!

You see magic is life. It is all around us. We use it everyday, we live it everyday. Some call themselves magicians and others musicians. Some go by illusionist and others actress. Both produce the same result yet the only difference is in what you say and what you do. It is that my friend which defines what kind of magic you will be known for.

Additional Thoughts

Magic words are most commonly unintelligible or plainly nonsense phrases that "have a specific, and sometimes unintended, effect" (wikipedia) which plays on the spontaneity of magic itself (i.e. abracadabra, alakazam, hocus pocus, open sesame, etc). Magic should flow from a place deep within far too great to be expressed or conveyed in the vernacular tongue. In my opinion the most popular songs are accompanied with or started by nonsense phrases conveying emotional feelings or simply put as "humming that which is without words". Sooner or later by incantation the magic happens. The show begins. The crowd goes wild. The crazed fan is in tears. The mob storms the stage like a entranced stampede. The security has to regulate the spell cast upon the audience though to no avail and it all started with a few magic words!