Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Magic



I am sure there is magic in everything, only we have not the sense enough to get hold of it and make it do things for us.
The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett


Remember that feeling in childhood?  Of being so swallowed up by the story you are reading that it becomes part of your life?  That everything you see reminds you of something in the book, words remind you of words used by the characters, your games become games about those stories and the characters are so real they become your friends?

I see that in my daughter now.

We read The Secret Garden together and here she is, searching for what might lie behind the closed door, calling out to visiting robins and imagining that she is there with Mary, Dickon and Colin.

Magic.  Pure magic.




17 comments:

  1. Fantastic image, Becs. You are so fortunate to be sharing in and watching as your daughter bathes in this magical time of life and way of seeing. I feel a little rubbed off on me today from your post. Thank you.

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  2. Oh, I love this magical image! Beautifully captured and beautifully processed! Every time I see a gate and I can't see what's on the other side, I think of the "Secret Garden." I just want a little peek to see on the other side! I haven't read this book in years, I guess when my daughter was small. I think I'll read it again!

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  3. Before I read a word, my mind whent directly to "Secret Garden". I remember my mom reading that with me. I really love this image and you've processed it brilliantly. I like that the viewer can create what they might see for themselves. Their own idea of that secret. Well done.

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  4. I see my own now-grown daughters in this wonderful photo. We too read The Secret Garden together...much, much reading together - even into their teen years.

    Thank you for this magical memory!

    xoxo

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  5. The Secret Garden is one of my favorite books and I'm going to reread it myself - I've just taken it off the shelf. This photo is the perfect illustration for all the magic of childhood. I love your processing, too - it really adds to the sense of mystery and imagination.

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  6. Sweet photo of your daughter peeping through the door. The image reminds me of my own magical moments in childhood when everything was adventure, mystery and excitement!

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  7. The joy of reading a story together. I love how you captured this picture of your daughter. I think the Secret garden is the perfect summer book to read.

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  8. Magic indeed, Becs! This photo is stunning and beautiful and magic and I can see why you chose it for the photo-heart connection!

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  9. This is lovely Becs. Truly lovely. This photograph, that moment. That you and your daughter are reading a beloved book together. These magic moments are the ones in life that mean so much! xo

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  10. Love it! what a beautiful moment to capture.

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  11. What a magical childhood moment you have captured! Beautiful!

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  12. Your post gives me hope that I'm not as old, not as grown up, as I think I am. I am still able to be so totally engrossed in a story that I dream about it at night and ponder the consequences of it during the day. I hope your daughter holds onto that bit of magic forever...

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  13. Oh, yes! I recently re-read The Secret Garden and it was even better than when I read it as a child. Magic indeed. I see those qualities in my four-year-old daughter too now and it's so special.

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  14. This is PRICELESS! Thank you for sharing!

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  15. What a wonderful post this is, Becs.
    I cannot tell you how many times I've read this book, and it will always remain one of my very favorites.
    This photograph is just beautiful.

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  16. This is precious. This moment. You've captured it brilliantly and you have a beautiful reminder to look back on when she is older. Love this.

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  17. This is magic. My son has always been too practical, figuring out that magic doesn't exist. I envy you this time with your daughter! Thanks for sharing in the Photo-Heart Connection.

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