How to unlock the magic of the everyday

‘In a state of awe we feel humbled.  In a state of wonder we feel possible’. SB


Sometimes, the postman brings me something that delights rather than the usual stuff that fills me with dismay.  On this occasion, it was Sharon Blackie‘s new book, ‘The Enchanted Life: unlocking the magic of the everyday‘: a personally signed copy from Sharon herself.  The sequel to her book, ‘If Women Rose Rooted’.

Inside the package, Sharon had also written a postcard thanking me for my small contribution to her book (the PC makes a perfect book mark).  Humbling indeed since it is a wonderful book, as you might expect from the hand of such an illuminating individual.  I devoured every page and can’t recommend it highly enough.  You will want to linger on some of the exquisite prose, as usual, thought-provoking and profound.  Truly inspirational ideas about ways to re-engage with the world to experience its mystery and magic.

‘To live an enchanted life is to be challenged, to be awakened, to be gripped and shaken to the core by the extraordinary which lies at the heart of the ordinary.  Above all, to live an enchanted life is to fall in love with the world all over again.’ SB

The contribution by Amy (Spittler Shaffer) too, a lovely reminder of our ‘Mythical Misfits’ days spent on the edge of the land with Sharon in Connemara, 2016.  The narrative is peppered with anecdotal snippets of Sharon’s life which gives us a fascinating peek into ‘Sharon’s World’.  Thank you so much Sharon!  I’m utterly enchanted.

‘I love autumn and winter more. Something opens up in me then – something soft and deep and glowing – which is far too shy to expose itself to the inexhaustible light of summer’. SB