I had this zine once, maybe I still have it stashed in a box somewhere because it was my favorite of all the ones I received back in my zine swapping days.
And it was my favorite because the writer described the most mundane things so beautifully.
Summertime and kids hanging in parking lots, roller skates and ice cream.
I think about that zine a lot when I'm in a slump and things get too "normal."
I think about how, yes, there is beauty and magic everywhere you look if you just look long enough and with glittering eyes.
It's all in unlikely places. Have you noticed the hearts that show up all around us? The shape of a leaf, in a beam of light, embedded in concrete, a rock buried beneath the dirt.
Magic will come to us, will float upon us like a cloud. You don't have to do much - just keep your eyes open.
But if you're seeking it, it's not just found in the obvious painting or novel. It's pressed between the pages in the form of a dried petal, an eyelash resting on your wrist, that random piece of sparkle that shows up on your cheek.
So watch with glittering eyes the life that moves around you. Shape it into poetry and gratitude lists. Write a blog post and send it into the world as if the internet were the ocean and your blog the message in a bottle.
Share the magic you find with others whose eyes might still be closed. I used to tuck happy messages into books at the bookstore or drop them in people's mailboxes. Imagine what happiness that would bring to someone on a typical Monday.
Share a little, but don't forget to keep some for yourself. Let everything simmer in your heart. Savor life like a delicious meal, lick your fingers and say, "Mmm...that was good."
What magic are you seeing these days? What are you savoring?