We’re keeping the magic alive this week.
Keep playing those imaginary creatures you are asked to play.
Keep reading those fairy tales. Keep fighting the dragons.
Keep the cackle of the wicked step-mother who makes them do chores or else they are banished to the dungeon.
Make potions. Stir brews. Go searching for fairy worlds. Dress up.
Keep the sparklers handy. Keep the glitter on the counter. Keep the fairy dust in your back pocket … sprinkle it when someone needs a boost, a smile, a laugh, an eye-roll.
Talk about fairies and gnomes. Talk about unicorns and princesses. Talk about wizards and magic.
Childhood is full of magic. Let’s not ruin it for them. Let’s not ruin it for ourselves.
Even if they are long past believing in the tooth fairy or Santa … let’s keep the spirit alive with imaginations that run wild, with books that take us to other worlds and made-up characters that bring everything, even pink unicorns, alive.
Just for another day or another week. Let there be a little magic in all of us.