The Art of Magic

What is magic? My gran (Ouma) was a magician. She used two wands, and in a matter of no time at all could create wonderful works out of seemingly meaningless objects. Objects that were work of her passion, love, and creativity. I still have one of these objects that I treasure dearly.

Her magic ability was turning a ball of wool into wonderful knitted items. Even though the knitting ceased many, many years ago I still have a jersey that she made. I remember the clicking of her knitting needles as we sat next to her chatting away. The thin strand of wool transforming into a knitted sheet, like a page magically appearing out of our office printer.

I see magic all around me. The flower that senses the sunlight and can unfold her delicate petals to soak up the light. The fish that has mastered the ability to breath underwater. The bird that has understood the limits of gravity and defied this universal force that holds us bound to the earth. The list is endless. Even the very act of taking a breath is magical, think about it for a moment. We breathe in this invisible, odorless gas that is all around us and our very lives depend on it. Try holding your breath for 5 minutes and see how quickly you start believing in the magic of fresh air.

So, what is the point of this post? What am I getting at?

It is up to each of us to open our eyes to the magic that is all around us. Anything can be magical. I push some buttons on my keyboard and these words appear on the screen. Yes, there is logic behind this and this is all by design but is that not the essence of magic. I do not know to build the components of this computer or how to write a program to make it work, but someone does. For me, though this is the magic. Some magicians have abilities that appear to be supernatural, yet for the practiced magician, it is akin to the kid at Microsoft working on the update for the next version of Microsoft Word.

Where do you choose to see the magic in your life, and how would your life be different if you noticed the magic all around you?


About Dylan Murray

just an ordinary chap on a mission to enjoy life, and live to my full potential. I am a father of three and a friend to many. I live and work in a little piece of paradise we like to call The Kowie. I have a keen sense of adventure and I enjoy the outdoors. I share my life and adventures with Tania, who is my Soul Mate, Lover, Companion and fellow Adventurer. Together we are creating our legacy and loving this journey called life.
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