let the magic return

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.
— roald dahl

Whatever happened to magic?

Wide-eyed wonder
Bubbling laughter
Shrieks of joy
Walk hand in hand
With childhood

Contrived magic is not necessary
If you teach your children well
To discover what is already there
Let them explore with abandon
Let them believe
In the magical, mysterious things

Years have a way of stealing our belief
Holding it hostage
Until some future time
When our wrinkles signal
That it is acceptable to return
To the magical thinking

Years wasted with being too serious
With form and function
over enchanted living
With existing to live
And living to exist

No more