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Writer’s Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge Magic

Writer’s Quote Wednesday


 Magic!  Ah…  This is a theme that plays into my wheelhouse in many ways. First, I was married to an amateur magician.  That’s right, and after 9 years of marriage, he made me disappear. True, that’s when we were divorced but I made a bad play on a groaner of an old joke.

Next, did you know there is a magic museum right here in my beautiful state of Michigan?  Yes, indeed, in the city of Marshall, Michigan, you will find The American Museum of Magic, est. in 1978. Actually, I did not know this until I moved there to take a job as a radio disc jockey back in 1985 and my husband told me that a friend of ours (who was also a magician) had a display there. The museum itself was founded by a Detroit-area writer/editor, Robert Lund.  http://www.americanmuseumofmagic.org

And finally, we have a most remarkable restored theatre in Redford, Michigan that is called, of all things, The Redford Theatre, est. 1928. They have a stage where you can perform as well as a screen to show movies with the full accompaniment of a theatre pipe organ! http://www.redfordtheatre.com

Okay, my husband and I attended a performance one afternoon, where they had 15 different magicians who did the exact same trick, one right after another. It was quite amazing because they all pulled it off (don’t ask me, I do not recall what the trick was). However, the ONLY person in the audience who was as spell-bound with each and every performer, was ME!  It was worse than having a talking friend during a movie as I reacted to each and every moment as though I had never seen the trick before.

So there you have it, my connection to the theme of magic…

When it comes to writing, I believe there is magic in the ability to take ink, make marks on paper and we call it words.  Then we can take those words and arrange them in various orders and we have poetry &  prose and from those we create books. Being someone who would rather watch a magic show than be the magician, I find the creating of magic using words, my way of attempting to fill that role of spell binder.

No matter what you do with your pen and ink, when you consider they are your scarves and wand, YOU can and will create MAGIC!

Word magician I beg of thee

Show me what I cannot see

Take me to those foreign places

Craft for me, poems and prayers and graces

Translate the emotions of Mother Moon’s faces

Make believable what might never be

Open my heart and set it free

Put me through my creative paces

Until your world, my mind embraces

©2016 Annette Rochelle Aben