Magic

And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.

Ronald Dahl

I wonder if Merlin felt magical?  Or, since magic was part of him, did it just feel ordinary? 

Maybe, magic is like courage.  Maybe, it’s an action.  Maybe, it’s something that can only be beheld. 

I’ve seen courage.  I’ve seen breathtaking acts of selfless bravery performed by scared kids play acting as soldiers.  And, I know that’s exactly what they felt like, scared kids.  Courage feels like fear. It just looks extraordinary. 

So, maybe, magic is like that too.  Maybe, magic can only be beheld by others, and the magician just feel ordinary. Even though what they do looks extraordinary. 

Now that I think about it, maybe, it’s all the same.  Maybe, we’re all just scared kids play acting at something. Scared kids who occasionally do things that make others see magic.