Week # 9 – Who’s ready for some “Strange Magic”?
Rob’s hairstylist, Jodi, contacted me this week to let me know that she was remembering and missing Rob. She shared some stories about his visits to the salon…and then she mentioned that the song “Strange Magic” by ELO always reminded her of him. In fact, she said, it came on as she was heading to his services in September. Hmmm…has anything like that ever happened to you?!
This story came to me on the heels of seeing the movie Interstellar…and of ruminating on my word study for this week: CONNECTION. One of the underlying themes of the movie (no spoilers here) is human love. One scientist argues that it’s simply a physiological urge to assure safety and reproduction of the species. Another wonders why then, after those needs are fulfilled — or even after a death — do we continue to love? What then is it’s purpose?
Jodi’s message was dogging me…what is it about “Strange Magic”? And then it occurred to me…CONNECTION! Jodi hears that song, thinks of Rob, and is instantly transported back to whatever place and time that song represents for her. For me, Dire Straits’ “Walk of Life” always took us back to our neighbor’s pool where we played as kids…and was the first song I heard when I started Rob’s car on September 5th! For you it may be something else…maybe for someone else. A place, a song, a certain word or food — these connect us to people, places, and events far beyond our present time/space reality. Little reminders deliver BIG connection across the cosmos — through love. Perhaps that is what gives us our fifth dimension — and a glimpse into eternity! Phew!!! Strange magic indeed!
So…your assignment for this weekend: Over the next 72 hours something is going to transport you from the present moment to another space and time. You are going to feel the love of another person, even though they may not be anywhere near you (or even on this earth). Use this opportunity to CONNECT with that individual. Send an email or text, make a phone call or reach out to let them know you are thinking of them. (If they are gone — talk to them out loud, write a letter, or share a story about them with someone else.) Let it transport you. And in that amorphous space between here and “there” — see if you can experience some “Strange Magic” all your own!
Spread Happyness — CONNECT! And tell us about your experiences in the comments!
11/14/14 by Grace Church
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