Quote for Today: Charles de Lint

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September 18, 2015 by katmcdaniel

Detail from The Creation by Michelangelo © gnuckx with CCLicense

Detail from The Creation by Michelangelo
© gnuckx with CCLicense

Not only do we all have magic, it’s all around us as well. We just don’t pay attention to it. Every time we make something out of nothing, that’s an act of magic. It doesn’t matter if it’s a painting or a garden, or an abuelo telling his grandchildren some tall tale. Every time we fix something that’s broken, whether it’s a car engine or a broken heart, that’s an act of magic.

And what makes it magic is that we choose to create or help, just as we can choose to harm. But it’s so easy to destroy and so much harder to make things better. That’s why doing the right thing makes you stronger.

If we can only remember what we are and what we can do, nobody can bind us or control us.
Charles de LintThe Mystery of Grace

 

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