*Sunday Magic

"It's all a matter of paying attention, being awake in the present moment, and not expecting a huge payoff. The magic in this world seems to work in whispers and small kindnesses." - Charles de Lint • • • Photo ©2011 by Jen Payne

At the Right Time

“I don’t really believe in coincidences. Things happen for a reason,” a friend emailed this week. “What that reason is I am not sure. But I have faith. For example…our friendship. You and I have not met by chance. It was set up deliberately. All of the stars aligned and here we are emailing and... Continue Reading →

Bonne Année!

Some champagne for the celebration. A mushroom for good fortune. The horseshoe for protection and luck. Mistletoe for health, good luck and blessings. And a wish for a magical, joy-filled New Year! • • •

What Faeries Be

What faeries be, What winter elves, do play amongst these trees? What magic acts are set about to trick us with such ease? What spell was cast upon these rocks to make them playful so? What trickery? what wizardry? perhaps we’ll never know. • • • Poem and photos ©2010, Jen Payne

When Magic Has Its Say

Clearing my head this day is like clearing a thicket of brambles and branches. My thoughts have attached themselves to me like burrs, and it is too cold to stop and try to pull them off. So we walk along the frozen path together. It is quiet in the woods now. Except for the still-suspended... Continue Reading →

*Hidden Magic

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.” — Roald Dahl • • • Photo by Jen Payne, 2010

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