We are a society of scientists and logicians. We like to know “why,” “why,” “why.” When things seem to be happenstance, we need to know the logical explanation for it. Yet many inexplicable things happen to us on a daily basis – perhaps it’s not getting hit when that car ran a red light, or getting the last train in time for a meeting that was critical to a project’s completion, or getting into an elevator at the same time as your future boss. Is it all coincidence? Magic? Or simply good timing? The idea of “magic” may seem fanciful or childish, but perhaps there is more to “magic” than sleight of hand and fantasy. Perhaps if we stop trying to over analyze, observe more, and believe in what we cannot control, patterns and opportunities will arise such that we can be more ready to take advantage them – and perhaps, even find some playfulness in the process.
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