This card reminds us that like a tap on the singing bowl or a gong, the reverberation from a bright idea only remains if we put in the work to carry it through. In hindsight, carrying through seems like real magic.
As we drove through Montana and North Dakota today (649 miles) I pondered how good ideas can seem like magic.
- A nation's flag. Fibers and dye. But in the spirit of the original conception what is more beautiful than a bright flag waving in a summer breeze against a huge blue sky. Pure magic.
- How sesame seeds stay on the bun, who thought of that idea and was surprised when they didn't all fall off. Funny magic.
- Missed magic. I would never choose starving slowly, living terrified, sleeping rough under a big city overpass. I would step off the highway and march into the endless beauty of the open plains until I fell down dead from the pure joy of it.
Magnus raised his hands above his head and clapped once. The room flooded with light. 'You see? You think that would be possible without magic?' 'Actually,' replied Simon, 'It is. If you watched infomercials you'd know that.' ~ Cassandra Clare 1973-