Thursday, June 4, 2009

The Layers Unseen

There is magic even here, in gridlock, in loneliness, in too much work, in late nights gone on too long, in shopping trolleys with broken wheels, in boredom, in tax returns, the same magic that made a man write about a princess that slept until she was kissed, long golden hair draped over a balcony and fingers pricked with needles. There is magic even here, in potholes along back-country roads, in not having the right change (you pat your pockets), arriving late and missing the last train home, the same magic that caused a woman in France to think that God spoke to her, that made another sit down at the front of a bus and refuse to move, that lead a man to think that maybe the world wasn't flat and the moon could be walked upon by human feet. There is magic. Even here. In office cubicles.

22 comments:

ambiguousminds said...

nice one as always..made me smile.

Jenna_2step said...

I tried to tell them, but didn't have the words.
Thank you.

Shandra E...*the misses said...

your stuff always make me say "ahhh" at the end with a BIG smile on my face!! lol...as if i just ate a Rich piece of pie and exhaled at the thought & beauty of consumption?!! :)

icenine said...

The first thing it really made me think of was the magic of your writing.

Tania said...

there is magic here:) thank you:)
this made my day:)

M said...

Thank you for reminding me that there is more to life and work than the ordinary everyday routine.

Willis Zhang said...

I come to my office cubicle to read this. Very sharp stuff!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for reminding me that the ordinary everyday routine is magic in itself.

The One and Lonely said...

You get your happiness where you can and where you are at the bottom of hell, yet you have your arms crossed and a smile on your face.

You feel you are the luckiest person on earth.

Why?

Look around you, there is magic everywhere. There is Magic in You.

Note to author: I agree, this post really make one and many days becomes a possibility..

Miss B said...

Puddle worlds! You know how I love those! (If I had an emoti-whatever sitting around, I would absolutely toss it at you and Jon right now!!!)

Anonymous said...

I would just like to point out that humans never widely believed that the world was flat.
The idea that the people used to think the world was flat was popularised in the 19th century.
Google it.

Good stuff as always though. xD :)

Heaven of Mamals said...

hoaaaaah.
you've made me smile.
thank you for posting this beautiful things :)

Anonymous said...

I would like to remind you that Rosa Parks (if that's who you are referring to) didn't go sit at the BACK of the bus (which she was supposed to!) but instead chose to sit in the FRONT!

Anonymous said...

I don't feel there is any magic where I am.

Anonymous said...

finishing reading that chunk of words was magic for me as well.

it tickled my heart.

thank you

Anonymous said...

I was starting to feel discouraged and homesick, but then I read this. And you're right.

Me said...

Thank you for all your kind words and thanks for the correction anonymous.

Chop Logik said...

Good one.

Chop Logik said...

The Time Merchant was a good turning point, was starting to get a little wrapped up in the relationship side of your process. Seems like you opened your eyes to the horizons around you a little more. Maybe you saw the tattoo on your arm? Spot on observations. Expand awareness, consciousness, destroy boundaries + include what came before.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you corrected it after I hinted at it! Now I can quote it :D. Absolutely love this blog!

xxx
Eve

MoraSue said...

This Post is my FAVORITE.

Anonymous said...

That... That was beautiful. You make me believe there accually could be a cure for diabetes. I know their close but not close enough for me. I lose hope. You you found it for me. Thank you.