Pinning Down Magic

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Like I said… Magic

Magic is everywhere, but like the moon, you can’t pin it down. We’re all exposed to the Magic, but we take it in differently. For me, Magic is watching dancers on stage, moving in time with the music and each other. Magic is watching two people who are in love.

Magic is writing down how I feel. I like capturing moments and feeling, and it’s something I’ve always done. When I danced, I would choreograph a routine that portrayed how I felt right then. Anytime I danced that routine, I went back to that feeling and experienced it all over again. In art, I capture a moment, by the facial expressions, the placement, the color choice.

But when I write, it’s something different. Sure, in dance, if I made a move timid instead of strong, it changed the feeling. And if I made the background gray instead of white in a sketch, it changes the feeling. But those are nothing compared to writing. I can play with words, expressions, emotions, tensions, humor, kindness, nuances, intonation, language… I can create something I’m feeling, or something I want to feel, or a feeling I miss. That is my Magic, putting everything down in words.

Like I told my cousin this past weekend, I share my feelings a lot. With people, of course. But also with other things. I think the example I gave her was TV: if someone is crying in the movie, I’m crying too; if someone is smiling, so am I. That’s just how it goes. I express emotions through everything I do, all day long.

So I suppose, instead of my Magic being writing, my Magic should really be feelings. I do them really well. I’m like a sorceress, a magician, a wizard, a witch. My Magic is my own. There is no limit to the Magic I can have. My Magic is love, dance, art, writing, expressing, feeling… really, everything is Magic.

Lumos,

Ella

Song Quote:

Now you’ll live through the ages, I can  feel your pulse in the pages, I have written you down, Now you will live forever. -Poet, Bastille

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18 comments on “Pinning Down Magic

  1. peaceof8 says:

    Very magical, your writing. I loved this post in particular.

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  2. sandrabranum says:

    I’m more aware of the beauty and joy that surrounds me since my AMD diagnosis because I know it can all be lost IF my left eye starts “leaking” like my right.

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  3. Topaz says:

    This is beautiful. :’)

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  4. oneobserving says:

    You write so honestly – that is magic in itself. I truly wish you the best. You are a kind and lovely one.

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  5. You are definitely an old soul, and I agree with the other posters that you write so beautifully. Be blessed, little mama.

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  6. Hello Ella – you write beautifully. I was so surprised as I read to learn you are sixteen. There is so much wisdom in what you write, such a beautiful soul :) I am sorry that Fibromyalgia is part of your life. I want to encourage you that there is hope and life can be full and wonderful. I was diagnosed in 1998 and I am walking, talking proof there is hope, help and healing. Here’s to a bright future filled with hope for you!

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  7. EBKanter says:

    “Magic is writing down how I feel. I like capturing moments and feeling, and it’s something I’ve always done. When I danced, I would choreograph a routine that portrayed how I felt right then. Anytime I danced that routine, I went back to that feeling and experienced it all over again. In art, I capture a moment, by the facial expressions, the placement, the color choice.”

    I used to dance too.. I grew up dancing, and tried to continue until the pain got too bad. I can relate entirely. Thank you so much for sharing- I really enjoyed relating to your work!

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  8. I love all your posts. You really have a way with words that makes things sound so beautiful. Whiiich is partially the reason we nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award on our blog, if you wanna check it out!

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  9. Very lovely post – Magic is in us all!

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  10. wordgirl1991 says:

    I love the way you write. But, what if you were a superhero instead of having a magic power? I don’t know why, but a super power just sounds like more fun to me.. You could be Super Emoticon. And throw little, or not so little, emoticons at people so they’d explode and make people feel things… Or not. Just a thought.

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  11. lapetinaa says:

    So beautifully written and I feel the same way. I would call us both tender-hearted.

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  12. Mike Osorio says:

    Beautifully written. Yes indeed, everything is Magic.

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  13. jessiemartinovic says:

    beautiful :)

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  14. Ivy says:

    You are a word sorceress, a language lady, a letter creator extraordinaire!
    Thanks

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  15. Lovely and thought provoking. I love the way you write….

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  16. rosesigner says:

    Beautiful magic there, well done. An enjoyable read.

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