When I Look for Magic…

So it turns out that when I start looking for magical things lots of them appear all at once…

There were the magical yellow roses that I suddenly noticed growing in front of my home – planted by a previous owner and finally visible only because we cleared away some of the debris last summer. (There’s got to be a wonderful psychological metaphor in that about clearing the crap out and discovering the beauty hidden beneath.)

There was the muggy warmth, grey sky and drizzly weather that I suddenly realised was actually wonderful… Sitting with a mum friend in my kitchen, the doors open to let in a breeze, we both stopped to hear the gentle sound of the rain pitter-pattering on the glass above our heads… Amidst the chaos of mother- and babyhood, the sound of water falling created a moment of absolute peace.

And there was friendship itself. So often, especially as a new mother with a very particular set of challenges, I have felt very alone. And at the end of the day, we are all in our own little boats sailing the vast ocean of our own lives and learnings. But today was one of those precious days when it felt like I was travelling not just side by side, but actually together, in the same boat, as someone else. It was a day of heartfelt connection and togetherness making the journey not just doable, but desirable and even magical… Joy shared was joy magnified. Sadness shared was sadness lessened.

It doesn’t make sense mathematically speaking… But that’s part of the magic, and I’m so grateful for it.

Rose

 

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New mum, old soul... Finding beauty, wisdom, spirituality, and opportunities for learning in the everyday (hopefully)...

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