Magic Dust – Principle 11


“Magic Dust is that precious aligning of the stars that bursts forth when the hopes of families, professionals and communities join to make the almost impossible within reach. Compassion makes it possible, understanding makes it happen, and hard work undergirds it. Experiencing it transforms distress into joy.”

Patricia Crittenden


“We believe that a person is a person through another person; that my humanity is caught up, bound up, inextricably, with yours.”

Archbishop Desmond Tutu


“It’s all a matter of paying attention, being awake in the present moment, and not expecting a huge payoff. The magic in this world seems to work in whispers and small kindnesses.” 

Charles de Lint


“The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.”

Eden Phillpotts, A Shadow Passes


“Is there magic in this world? Certainly! But it is not the kind of magic written about in fantasy stories. It is the kind of magic that comes from ideas and the hard work it often takes to make them real.” 

Robert Fanney


“I do believe in an everyday sort of magic — the inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience with places, people, works of art and the like; the eerie appropriateness of moments of synchronicity; the whispered voice, the hidden presence, when we think we’re alone.” 

Charles de Lint








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