Life (Part 1)


“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”

This is a beautiful quote, it really is. Ronald Dahl’s last line in his last book is unforgettable, and even today I find myself living true to his words. Every time I find time, I find myself staring into the distance, just admiring the beautiful world around me. True, Ronald Dahl’s quote has way more depth than just to be an admirer of the universe, but I think that this is a good start.

As I grow older, mind you I’m still very young, I find that life is losing its magic. In my early days I remember staying up on Christmas night to catch Santa, only to be more than slightly disappointed to see a familiar man by the name of “Dad” walk in with two oversized socks in his hands. What a great way to discover the truth. Also, every family outing would be like an adventure, be it shopping or visiting a tourist attraction. My youthful eyes would glitter with innocent joy as I stood amazed at giraffes and sharks, and my mouth would hang agape as I ascended to dizzying heights in a cable car. What a childhood, a childhood that I have my parents and grandparents to thank for.

Which brings me to my point. Life is losing its magic, its becoming bland, monotonous, even boring at times. And this kills me inside, what happened to all the excitement? I’m never one to feign emotion, when I’m happy or angry, its painted on my face, hell, I might as well have a sign on my face to display my mood. Over the last year, many people have been telling me that I don’t smile. And its painfully true, because I simply cannot find anything that’s worth smiling for.