Sunday, 13 December 2015
Everyday Magic for Ordinary people
The first time that I thought of myself as ordinary I was about nine years old. No big blue eyes or curly blond hair for me. Brown hair, brown eyes, no outstanding features, an ordinary face, average height and weight. I clearly remember looking in the mirror and thinking, 'Well that's it, that's what you've got, can't do anything about it so no point in thinking about it.' I didn't mind at all, just got on with the business of playing with my brother and my cousins and happily growing up. I didn't look at myself in a mirror for another ten years and that was to put in my contact lenses, that was when I saw my face properly, it still looked ordinary and I still didn't mind at all.
The only remarkable thing about me as I was growing up was when we did an experiment in Chemistry at school and I was chosen to spit in a test tube then add a few chemicals and see what happened. My spit combined with the chemicals turned a beautiful ruby red and the teacher held it aloft for all to see and told them this was the most extraordinary result he had ever seen. I had something extraordinary after all, my spit.
Ordinary people though still want to look for the extraordinary in life, still want to put some magic into their everyday existence and that is what this blog is trying to achieve.