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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-17-11 04:54 PM
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34. Because magic is a state of mind. There are ways to do it that can be very affirming.
I knew about Santa Claus so early I don't remember believing, but I did, and when I was older I was delighted to be "big enough to help make Christmas very special for the little ones" including sisters and some cousins. Reading them The Night Before Christmas was a place of honor in the family and I got to do it until the next little one could read well enough. We made cookies and I got to help them make the special Santa cookie, and I got great pleasure out of doing the "Is that sleigh bells I hear outside?" game. Any child who began to wonder was gently brought into the guild of magic-makers.

I have never understood the inability to experience wonder, either as its recipient or its creator. But then, I'm an elf, and we elves have always been wonder makers.

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