The Magic Time At The Edge of Years
There is always a little magic in these days.
These days after the holidays when we count down to a New Year filled with the anticipation of what can be. This is a time when we can stop and take a breath. A time when we can take a few brief days, a few precious hours, to go where our hearts ask us. A time to act without productivity in mind, to just “be”, without regard for the world. This is a time to dream.
When I look back over the years I am struck by what great achievements have sprouted from the fertile ground provided in these quiet moments of leisure. Some of my most exhilarating and life-shaping experiences have sprung from the quiet musings of a post- Christmas meandering mind.
One such event occurred on a cold Manitoba afternoon in December 1998. With the bustle of Christmas past us and the New Years’ celebration still to come, I stole several hours to languish on the couch with tea, a blanket and a book. I read and read and then I read some more, knowing that the day could turn to night and I would still not be expected anywhere out in the world. It was a day of total freedom, a day wide open for the magic of the moment to take hold.
As I read I became particularly intrigued by one character's story. She was an adventurer and a missionary who had taken her work to a country I couldn’t locate on a map, much less had ever visited. In a sudden flash of inspiration my mind drew forth from the story a thought that It had never thought before.
“Could I pack up everything, put it in storage and just move somewhere crazy?”......
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Have a wonderful start to your 2010 and be sure to take a little time to just "be" so that your life may be touched by this magic that lives at the edge of years.
Love to you!