Friday, December 11, 2009

The Hunt for Magic

It's December. And unless you were hiding in a cave without any access to the outside world, let alone indoor plumbing, you were probably already aware of that. December means Christmas. Christmas means a whole host of things. Consumerism, commercialism, religion, family, gifts & get togethers to name a few.

But Christmas also means magic. Partially why I decided to start up this blog at the beginning of this month was for this very reason: That we are in the Magic Season. Yes, it's cheesy. I'm highly aware of this. Keep in mind though, that I'm not talking about your usual avenues of magic. Sure balloon animals, card tricks, wizards, wands, and fairies are all well and good. However, the kind of magic I'm looking to create is a deeper kind of magic. We have all touched upon it somewhere in our lives. Just as we realize that we are living it...we tend to lose it. Magic is fleeting and thus the very characteristic that draws us to it.

Magic isn't always nice enough to seek us out. Like any other kind of inspiration, sometimes you have to go out and hunt for it.

Several weeks back, I set out to do just that. I went to one of my favorite local shops, aptly named "Enchanted Surroundings". Like every year before they had decked out to the entire store to the nines in Christmas themed commercialism. And I decided that I wanted to work a bit of my own magic with my handy I-Haven't-Broken-It-Yet 35mm. What I lay down before you here are a few of the results. I hope you enjoy!



  1. Hm. Can I just say that I find it highly amusing that I managed to wrap up this post a minute after midnight? (AKA the "bewitching"/"Magic" hour? I guess I am just that good... procrastinating. ;)

  2. i love the photos! very magic indeed.