Saturday, April 21, 2007

Faith in magic

Faith sometimes seems like a magic horse to ride when all else has become dangerous and barren. We leap on, grip the reins, and spur it to go, almost afraid to speak too loudly, lest some evil spirit come and slay the horse, too.
And the ride begins…

Dickenson wrote of faith being "the thing with feathers". But sometimes we need something more substantial to hold to, something that can carry us when we are exhausted. A good horse senses what’s in the woods; balks when something’s not right, prods us to pay attention, to take another route. And that’s the magic we often need.

I don’t have a photo of a horse, so here’s the magical Wodema with her crystal ball, holding the promise of the future…

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Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace and power in it.
* Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business.
* Tom Robbins

It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it.
* Anais Nin

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