Bookish Matters

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.

—Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

Sunday, January 23, 2011


Magic is not just something you do, or make. It is something the universe does with you. It is our relationship to the divine. There is nothing more magical than the presence of the sacred in one’s life. It changes everything. It is extraordinary, it is gorgeous, and it defies the limitations within which we lead our daily lives. Magic is the art of living a creative life that is graced with divine presence. It isn’t something one does to the universe; it’s what a living universe does with us once we have awakened to its divinity. It is the sacred dance we share... I thought about the last several years and my longing for love. Most people know intuitively that when you fall in love, the world is full of magic. What they don’t know is that when you discover the universe is full of magic, you fall in love with the world.

-Phyllis Curott, from Book of Shadows


  1. And when you ask the universe to help you find love, it brings you all kinds of good resources and reminders, of which this quote is one.

  2. I like this. Like LUMOS is cast inside your head.