I Want Magic

imageI want something magical to happen.

Do you ever find yourself wishing that the impossible wasn’t so impossible?  Do you sit at home, late at night, fantasizing about scenarios so extraordinary that they might have been penned by J.K. Rowling?

Maybe it’s because it’s the middle of January…maybe it’s because I haven’t seen lush, green grass for a few months…or maybe it’s because it’s that time of year devoid of Christmas lights or any exciting holidays approaching.  Whatever it is, I need something magical to happen.  Something wonderful…and magnificent…and positively surprising.

I want to put my faith in something inconceivable.  I need some kind of wonderful to waltz into my dance.  I crave adventure—swashbuckling pirates, ride-able dragons, magic wands, hidden worlds—something, anything to sweep me off my feet.

I want to be awed.  I want to marvel.  I want to be so caught up in the moment that I forget to breathe.  I want to be moved.

I need a taste of summer during this long, fretful winter.  I need to know that the days will speed by and the familiar breezes of spring will flit through the cherry blossoms once again.  I need to revisit the smell of the wind off the lake, and soak up the aroma after a thunderstorm.  I need to know I’ll find that summer sun once again.


I need to know that there’s a reason for enduring the bitter cold.  I need encouragement to wait out the storm, to see where the last snowflakes fly.  If braving the ice and sleet guarantees a sweet reawakening in the spring, I will gladly bare all blizzards that pass my way…because, when blizzards finish their attack, they always, always leave behind a beautiful, shining scene.


I need to believe in something wonderful.  I want to believe in the impossible.  I trust in a power no one can define.

I hope…

A very, very happy birthday to Uncle Lewis, who turned the tender young age of 85 yesterday!  I’d personally like to dedicate the newly renovated blog theme to him, which is entitled Spring LoadedUncle Lewis, you continue to amaze me, in every way shape and form.  I want to shout it to the world!


14 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Uncle Lewis on January 10, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Oh Aunt Bethany. Thank you for my birthday wishes. Your blog wows and sweeps me off my feet daily. I hope someday to remove the legs from under you and never let you touch the ground. Thank you for being there for me.


  2. First of all, please pass birthday wishes to Uncle Lewis for me!
    Secondly, I wish I wasn’t reading from a mobile site so I can see the changes!!
    Thirdly- I can completely relate! We received so much snow this weekend there is no where left to put it! The snow is piled higher than my car and the worst of it is it won’t melt until April with more accumulation along the way. I want magic, I want what I can’t have. Over on my blog my neice gave me hope by quoting a brilliant man:
    Dreams come true when we have the courage to pursue them. So I am starting a petition to ban January. Skip it altogether. That should help. 🙂


    • Wishes passed along! Uncle Lewis thanks you!

      You can change the mobile site to a normal view, somehow! I have that on my phone, too. There should be a button/option somewhere to switch back to normal site views.

      I will be the first person to sign that petition! January is such a waste! Let’s go right to February! At least there’s Valentine’s Day smack dab in the middle, so there are ample excuses to pig out on chocolate and watch sappy movies!

      You make me smile, E.T. 🙂


  3. Posted by fnkybee on January 10, 2011 at 8:47 am

    I totally feel you on needing some magic to make it through this winter. We can always make our own magic and fly to the keys!!!! Warm..tropical…ocean…the ocean breeze…I can feel it now. That is magic!


  4. I like the idea of a bit of magic in our lives. The long, cold, gray winters can get to be a bit much to tolerate, but I suppose their purpose is to help us appreciate spring and summer, warmth and color and the sun so much more than we otherwise might.


    • Winter is a great metaphor for our tough moments in life, too. Most of my post contained double meanings which correspond to my own life. Without the cold of winter, we wouldn’t appreciate the warmth of spring. The buds on the trees wouldn’t bloom without a little R&R in the winter. So, with every challenge comes an inevitable “rebirth” or sorts where we can grow and learn from our experiences…and then finally have a cold beer in the summer, while swinging in a hammock in 80 degree weather!

      Nice to have been making your acquaintance, Terri…I’ve been enjoying your site very much!


  5. I wish Twilight was real!
    I mean I really do. Like I teach my kids about Twilight.
    They don’t know their ABC;s but they know everything that happens in Twilight, New Moon, and the Eclipse by heart.
    I am so proud!


    • Your comment made me laugh out loud…I re-read it like 10 times.

      I wish Pirates of the Caribbean was real! I want to wield a sword! I want to defeat the Kraken! I want Johnny Depp to captain my boat! (Is that dirty?!?)


  6. Ah, gotta love the magic and lookee here. A magical new theme! Love your writing on this one and the theme.

    I loves it! You did good. And happy birthday to Uncle Lewis! 85 is the new young 🙂

    My dashboard is messed up, but the site itself looks fine.

    I am heading to the college tomorrow for class. Eeek!


    • Yay, I got the approval! This post kind of came out of nowhere…call it inspiration from being restless!

      Good luck with your college class! That sounds like a really fun challenge!

      I’m totally taken with this blog theme. It’s quirky and fun, and I’m in love 🙂


  7. Love your blog. I am a new blogger, so I make it a point to read a lot of different kinds of blogs…but this one has been REALLY nice!! Love it!


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