Readers are like magic

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A thousand posts have passed through these hands, collecting moments, thoughts and emotions. A thousand posts have crossed the world wide web and entered into the minds of thousands of readers. In these thousand posts I have explored new ideas and rethought old ones, written in anger and in joy, and sought out that elusive process of self-discovery in the midst of the heavy, oppressive weight of accumulating middle-aged years. I have made mistakes and tried again. I have questioned myself and others. I have wondered about our political system and our educational system. About my family, my friends, and my enemies. About love and about hate. About dreams and about nightmares. About what ails the world and what can heal it.. 

I was thinking about people reading what I write. I would love to know what moves them, but I don’t. 

I don’t look very often at statistics, but I am sure that a lot of people’s time has been spent reading my words. 

I just wanted to say thank you for that. 

You, readers, are like magic.

You make me feel like a wizard, even if only for a few minutes.

I hear that there are people who read this blog and then they take a break and listen to music, or audiobooks, or radio and they hear a song and it relates somehow to what they read.

A song that comes from nowhere, the love I feel for you.

When you click on a link and it takes you to a page with words that you can read, that’s more than magic.

The letters on the keys of the laptop seem to move, rearrange themselves. The white blur of the screen disappears. The voices of the world, imaginary or otherwise, disappear from my head.

Curiously, you can see magic. And it’s like what they say. The more you look, the more there is. The magic is infinite.

This blog is mainly a personal exercise, but I will continue to write.

When I write something here and I click on the ‘Publish’ button, I feel like a magician.

It’s not because of the power to fire up, but because the words I have written have now been transformed into images in someone else’s brain.

And who knows what the magic of that can bring.

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