Believe In the Magic, Baby

Crossing the street, weaving through the crowds — why are all these people here? Oh right, tourists. But why here? Can they all be tourists? Are there that many people living here? Why am I living in a city anyway? Can I relocate to Belize? — a smile washes over me.

I take off my sunglasses.

She stands, smiling.

“I’m so happy to see you.”

“How are you?”

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“If you ever want to get together–”

“Maybe that new restaurant.”

“Even that tea shop.”

“I’m sorry.”

“No. No sorry.”

“It’s so good to see you.”

“I’m sorry.”

“Never sorry.”

“I’m happy now.”

“Me too.”

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Do You Believe In Magic,” by The Lovin’ Spoonful.

Video posted to youtube by user musicas de vinil.

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10 thoughts on “Believe In the Magic, Baby

      1. I’m in a flare or new illness but my mental health has improved which makes life better. I ordered several drinks? teas?hot drinks? All mushroom based along with other natural herbs. Matcha, Chia….names I can’t say. They actually came from Sephoria, while shopping for face moisturizer I ran across them. Each one has thousand of 5* reviews. I thought about you, knowing you’ve probably had the drinks before. I’m looking forward to the cocoa one the most.
        Zen is a place I have not reached but practicing or learning how to meditate has done a great deal for my immediate stress level. How’s you your baby Hank? He’s been laying low as well. Probably the weather has him nesting and wanting to find a classy chick to shack up with!
        Hugs. Know I think about you.

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        1. You’ll love the teas and hot drinks, and I’m glad you’re taking good care of yourself. I didn’t know Sephora sells more than makeup! My favorites are matcha and cocoa and I usually rotate them every few days. Most people I know don’t like matcha so you might find it’s an acquired taste. Some tea shops are making matcha lattes so that’s always an option.
          Meditation and Zen took me a while and a lot of patience. It gets easier with practice. Just keep coming back to it, expect challenges and frustration and then keep coming back.
          Hank has been laying low. He might be jailbreaking at night though. He’s got some new treats so he might have something to say about them.
          Thanks so much and you as well, M.

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  1. Wow! I know some folk who talk like that, y’know! Absolutely no intake of breath until they’re done… no pause… nothing. No cabinets falling on them, though… and I dare say they have some strong painkillers!

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