Wednesday, April 9, 2014

... There Are Many Kinds of Magic, After All

“Someone needs to tell those tales. When the battles are fought and won and lost, when the pirates find their treasures and the dragons eat their foes for breakfast with a nice cup of Lapsang souchong, someone needs to tell their bits of overlapping narrative. There's magic in that. It's in the listener, and for each and every ear it will be different, and it will affect them in ways they can never predict. From the mundane to the profound. You may tell a tale that takes up residence in someone's soul, becomes their blood and self and purpose. That tale will move them and drive them and who knows what they might do because of it, because of your words. That is your role, your gift. Your sister may be able to see the future, but you yourself can shape it, boy. Do not forget that... there are many kinds of magic, after all.”

― Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus

Above is what every writer dreams.   Yes, it is true... Most want to make a name, know our work is read.  But I would take inspiring a dream, bringing some one back from the edge of a precipice any day.  Do not let anyone ever tell you there is not magic in the world.  As long as there are dragons, unicorns and leprechauns, there will be magic.  You just have to whisper... "I believe."