my very best friend louise has sent me some birthday books. as i was in the midst of changing addresses etc. in september they only just arrived. and this morning i opened the first page on the train and got too excited for words about the first paragraph. so before i start my day i have to share this with you. it's just so relevant to everything i've been thinking about of late...

"above all remember this: that magic belongs as much to the heart as to the head and everything which is done, should be done from love or joy or righteous anger.
and if we honour this principle we shall discover that our magic is much greater than all the sum of all the spells that were ever taught. then magic is to us as flight is to the birds, because then our magic comes from the dark and dreaming heart, just as the flight of a bird comes from the heart. and we will feel the same joy in performing that magic that the bird feels as it casts itself into the void and we will know that magic is part of what a man is, just as flight is part of what a bird is."

from "the ladies of grace adieu" by susanna clarke

 

enjoy the magic....