Shawn L. Bird

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quote- magic of creation April 30, 2015

Filed under: Quotations,Writing — Shawn L. Bird @ 11:13 pm
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We all have magic, it’s all around us as well.  We just don’t pay attention to it.  Every time we make something out of nothing, that’s an act of magic.  It doesn’t matter if it’s a painting or a garden, or an abuelo telling his grandchildren a tall tale.  Every time we fix something that’s broken, whether it’s a car engine or a broken heart, that’s an act of magic.

And what makes it magic is that we choose to create or help, just as we can choose to harm.  But it’s so easy to destroy and so much harder to make things better.  That’s why doing the right thing makes you stronger.

If we can only remember what we are and what we can do, nobody can bind us or control us.

Charles de Lint  The Mystery of Grace p. 235

I was reading this book tonight and was struck by this passage.  I will share it with my Creative Writing class tomorrow.  This is what it’s all about.  The magic of creating something from nothing.  It’s about crafting worlds from electrical charges firing in the brain, such sparks are magic in its purest form: undeniable..


11 Responses to “quote- magic of creation”

  1. doncarroll Says:

    Yea…..tell me about it. I know about being a nobody along the shorelines of Erie pa. It can get to ya. That’s a great post shawn and to use in your class tomorrow!!

  2. This is quite magical 😀

  3. amakvitaa Says:

    nice post

  4. narble Says:

    There’s an old saying that I repeat to myself in those moments when the ceiling seems to hold all mysteries: God is afoot and magic is alive.

  5. Thank you for reminding us all of the magic!

  6. We are, as Abraham Lincoln might have said, beings of enormous power. Yes, no one can bind us or control us, without our acquiescence.

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