So I heard this quote in an episode of One Tree Hill and it really spoke to me! It came from a book called Boy's Life by Robert McCammon.
"We all start out knowing magic. We are born with whirlwinds, forest fires, and comets inside us. We are born able to sing to birds and read the clouds and see our destiny in grains of sand. But then we get the magic educated right out of our souls. We get it churched out, spanked out, washed out and combed out. We get put on the straight and narrow and told to be responsible. Told to act our age. Told to grow up, for God's sake. And you know why we were told that? Because the people doing the telling were afraid of our wildness and youth, and because the magic we knew made them ashamed and sad of what they'd allowed to wither in themselves. After you go so far away from it, though, you can't really get it back. You can have seconds of it. Just seconds of knowing and remembering. When people get weep at movies, it's because in that dark theater, the golden pool of magic is touched, just briefly. Then they come out into the hard sun of logic and reason again and it dries up, and they're left feeling a little heart-sad and not knowing why. When a song stirs a memory, when motes of dust turning in a shaft of light takes your attention from the world, when you listen to a train passing on a track at night in the distance and wonder where it might be going, you step beyond who you are and where you are. For the briefest of instants you have stepped into the magic realm. That's what I believe."
When I first heard this quote I was like YES!!!! Someone gets it. Someone has been to this magic golden realm, and it wasn't just me. I finally had a name for it, and I finally understood what I was experiencing. I had moments like this often, but I didn't know how to explain it. I would always call it an "out-of body" experience. I remember one time in particular back in 2015 I was with Nikki and Joshua, we had just had a great night out at the Bulldog in Baton Rouge and we were driving home. I can still remember the road, the light, the feeling, the smell, everything....and I specifically remember I was looking at my life, but from the outside..it was like I was literally sitting on the outside of my body...looking at myself, but also looking at these two people, and I just had this overwhelming feeling that these people were meant to be in my life forever. The feeling was something bigger, more magical than anything I'd ever felt and it was telling me to hold on to these people because you are going to experience the best and worst parts of life with them! It was honestly one of the coolest things of my life and I will never ever forget that moment.
Do you guys ever have moments like this? Maybe it's just me or maybe there are only a few other people out there that have experienced this magic golden realm, but I encourage you to open your hearts to this magic place. Try to take a step back from the day to day bullshit and really just live in the moment. Embrace your inner child and don't let people steal your innocence. This world has a really good way of making us grow up way too fast, but don't give in. Hold on to that part of yourself, and if you think you've already lost that part of you, then I want you to really listen to the younger generation, because maybe...just maybe they'll spark a little bit of that innocence inside of you too, and then without even realizing it, you'll touch that realm.
Let me know what ya think. Share your experiences if you have any. I know this is a weird one, but well you guys know...I'm weird. I'm a weirdo.