“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic…”
These are the very wise words of the late, great Albus Dumbledore. The fact that they’re uttered by a fictional character doesn’t diminish the truth of them, not a bit. After all, there’s nothing more beautiful, powerful, extraordinary, haunting, shattering, hateful, loving, or illuminating than words joined together in a magical sequence. Think of a book or poem, or even a song that has remained in your heart since you first read or heard the words contained within them. The story they created resonated with you because, well, maybe you recognized yourself within them … or perhaps you were inspired by them. Sometimes, the power of words to transport you outside of yourself and your everyday life is enough, letting you fight dragons in another world or uncover a mystery on the Nile or find love by the seaside.
That’s what I do. I tell stories. I do it to make you think, or to make you feel. That’s my magical power … and the magic of words.