Everyday Magic

Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic.
— Professor Dumbledore
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I use words to tell my story. I string them together like the pipe cleaner necklaces my kids create, beads spread across the dining room table, all shapes and sizes and colors, carefully choosing each one, moving them around until I get the necklace, the story, just right. The keys under my fingertips are my wand, and with the right spell, the stories I conjure are magic.

And yet, not every story is told with words; the unspoken is magical too. Like the look or scream of anger, the questioning thoughts on a face, the giggle in laughter, the inner imagination in a quiet leader. These are part of the story too. I recognized this with a few clicks of the camera as my children played together, communicating with only emotions, and quite the colorful range of emotions too. I can assure you wordless does not mean quiet!. But it was in this form of expression, without the words, that I found magic too. As a writer, this was a valuable lesson. There is everyday magic in the wordless stories we tell.

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This post was written as part of a blog hop with Exhale—an online community of women pursuing creativity alongside motherhood, led by the writing team behind Coffee + Crumbs. Click here to read the next post in this series "Everyday Magic."