Willful Magic – Vampire Verisimilitude

Magic is an act of will; it happens every day, but most people refuse to believe in it.

They see magic as fantasy — pure imagination — and they’re right, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t real or can never be.

Take charity for example. Someone is in need and another provides because they choose to. Without the will, the magic doesn’t happen; there is no miracle.

FromTheDeskOfJanissSignatureBut that’s not magic, you say. And no, I’m not saying you should run out and start shoving every extra dollar into a collection plate or handing out money to the homeless. Yes, you can do those things, but what I’m referring to is the power of making that choice: you make this happen as an act of sheer will.

Magic happens the other way, too, the so-called “dark side.” Inventing a new way to restrain, torture, or kill another person is an act of will with evil intent, even if it is done for the right reasons. The intent is to cause discomfort or to take a life. These things don’t create themselves; they are willed into being…like magic.

“Your ancestors called it magic and you call it science. Well, I come from a place where they’re one and the same thing.” This is a line from Marvel’s Thor as delivered by Chris Hemsworth — and all the better for it. (Take a moment if you need to…aaaaaaand we’re back.) Author Arthur C. Clarke, however, said it first and more succinctly as “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

So what’s my point?

Zombies aren’t scientifically plausible. Ghosts aren’t technologically catchable. Vampires aren’t medically bloodthirsty.

Also, personal telephones can’t be wireless. Computers can’t be smaller than an average building. It is impossible to walk upon the moon. A single bomb isn’t capable of destroying an entire city. Sea creatures can’t grow to huge proportions without being seen everywhere.

Carl Sagan once said “An event that would be unthinkable in a hundred years may be inevitable in a hundred million.”

Put another way, a lack of understanding or discovery doesn’t mean something can’t exist or never will.

Sometimes it already does.

Like magic.

Just a little something to think about. Sorry for the late post. Forgive me?

Keep each other safe.

~ Janiss

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