Believing in Magic

My daughter spent yesterday afternoon looking for secret portals.

Her 2nd grade teacher is reading “The Doll People” to the class. (My 9-year-old boy also highly recommends this series–he read it in 3rd grade.) Jasmine is just sure she’ll find an adventure if only I’ll help her remove the grate to the heating vent so she can crawl inside.

I love when a story can capture the imagination so completely. Do you remember as a child expecting magic and mystery around every corner? Trying to sneak back into your room to see if the toys were talking about you while you were gone? Jumping from the roof with your favorite blanket and trying to fly like Underdog? Okay, maybe that one was just me.

I still believe in magic. I write about it every day. I feel it sometimes when I’m around other creative people. I see it in beaming faces and sparkly eyes.

What books or life experiences have taught you to believe in magic?

10 thoughts on “Believing in Magic

  1. I LOVE this post, Sherrie. For me it was the Borrowers. I SO wanted there to be little people who could come live in my dollhouse. I later wrote my own story in which a family of leprechauns came to live in the main character's dollhouse (little people AND three wishes).

  2. I read The Witch Of Blackbird Pond when I was (relatively) little and it really began my love affair w/ historical fiction. Ah…what a beautiful world that book is.

  3. Tamara: I also used to sneak behind the tv to catch the people coming out the back when we turned it off!

    Susan: LOVE Chronicles of Narnia!

    Sarah: Of course!

    Rebecca: Narnia and the Doll People are both wonderfully imaginative 🙂

    Shelley: The best kind of magic!

    Kelley: A Wrinkle in Time is one of my favorites, too 🙂

    Jen: I didn't know you wrote, too! Sounds like a wonderful story =)

    Tess: Historical fiction is so great. My son's class is reading Witch of Blackbird Pond and I'm loving it all over again 🙂

    LiLa: Life without magic would be sad!

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