Thursday, December 18, 2008

Cafe Writing - My Magic Seven

December Cafe Writing: Option One - Seven Things

That’s the thing with magic. You’ve got to know it’s still here, all around us, or it just stays invisible for you.
~Charles DeLint

In improvisation, one of our exercises is a game called “Seven Things,” in which we go around in a circle giving each other the challenge, “Give me seven things that [whatever].” We are not going to go around in a circle here, but if you’re drawn to lists, this prompt is for you.

Give me seven magical things in your world. Interpret “magical” any way you please. You’re not required to explain the items in your list, but it’s more fun for readers if you do.

My Magic Seven
1.) My hubby is the magical being in my life. He saved me from drowning in misery and helped show me the way back to the like. I know it's corny to talk about soul mates or kindred spirits, but I believe whatever creator gave us this beautiful world is responsible for sending this love my way. My hubby loves me unconditionally and he supports me in all my endeavors. He is the steady hand that keeps me strong in times of stress and sorrow.

2.) My 3 daughters are also magical. Each one has brought with them a special glow that keeps lighting my life, even in the dark times. Although my girls are now grown, they continue to be a blessing in my life. I look forward to the magical miracle of grandchildren.

3.) Rocks also have magical properties for me. I love bright colorful rocks - when I hold them in my hand I always seem to feel better. I collect rocks from all the places I visit - I even have a few special rocks that are autographed by various people: all the band members of Jethro Tull and authors Patricia Cornwell and Bobbie Ann Mason. Rocks are a part of the earth and the earth has been around for billions of years. I like the idea of not knowing exactly how old some of the rocks are I own.

4.) The wind carries magical healing powers. Whenever I'm feeling sad or blue, I love to sit outdoors. For some reason, the wind always makes me feel better - the way it carasses my checks, ruffles my hair and carries scents to my nose. The wind has a way of wrapping around me and making me feel safe.

5.) For me Genesis' instrumental song, The Brazilian, from the Invisible Touch album, will always be magical. No matter how bad I'm feeling, this song will always cheer me up. There's just something about the rhythm and the percussion that is hypnotic - magical. For those of you who don't know this song, I've found it on YouTube - it's from a concert on the Invisible Touch tour.

6.) To me, daisies are a magical flower. Although we are just beginning winter, I continue to love daisies because they are so pretty and very versitile. Daisies have the ability to take me back to my childhood days - carefree days before stress entered my life. Daisies make me happy and daisies make me laugh - any object that can do these things is magical!

7.) And last but not least, I enjoy the magical times when I feel my sister close to me. Most of the time, this is windy days when the windchime on my front porch is ringing. This windchime is one of my treasures because it was given to me after my sister died almost 4 years ago. It hangs on the front porch so I can hear the musical tinkling and know my sister is watching over me and my family.

1 comment:

Becca said...

What a beautiful list - all the elements of the universe represented so perfectly, along with family and music :)

Loved it!