“And above all, watch with glittering eyes
the whole world around you
because the greatest secrets
are always hidden in
the most unlikely places.
Those who don’t believe in magic
will never find it.”
“The world is full of magic things,
patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”
“I want to be magic.
I want to touch the heart of the world
and make it smile.
I want to be a friend of elves and live in a tree.
Or under a hill. I want to marry a moonbeam
and hear the stars sing.
I don’t want to pretend at magic anymore.
I want to be magic.”
Charles de Lint
Photos by Woodland Gnome 2016
“But you must not change one thing,
one pebble, one grain of sand,
until you know what good and evil will follow on that act.
The world is in balance, in Equilibrium.
A wizard’s power of Changing and Summoning
can shake the balance of the world.
It is dangerous, that power…
It must follow knowledge,
and serve need.”
Ursula K. Le Guin