I just learned that National Magic Week is in October. Magic – the illusory feats of wonder that dazzle the eye and confound expectations – has fascinated humanity for centuries. I believe we as human beings love to wonder, seek knowledge and enjoy the spectacles of life.
As we grow up and become adults, we seem to lose the awe and wonder of when we were children. Do you remember the excitement and absolute admiration you would feel at the sight of fireworks popping in the sky, the happiness at exploring a new toy or new adventure (Disneyland!) or the joy and surprise at seeing a magician make something disappear?
As adults, we lose the ability to be surprised, bewildered or entranced. It’s as if we become disillusioned with the world. But we need to find a way to become enchanted once again! “The moment one gives close attention to anything, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.” – Henry Miller.
This month allows a host of opportunities to be surprised and wowed! And we can certainly do that right here at our community. Join others who get excited so that some of it will rub off on you! We plan to celebrate the fall on October 4th with a Harvest Festival. On October 24th we welcome a Magician and on the 17th we have a Halloween Social. We have a lot do for the month!
So as Rumi says, “Sell your cleverness and purchase bewilderment.”
CC DeGraff, Executive Director