#Reverb15 – Day 16: Magic and Beauty

Today’s prompt comes from illuminary and messenger, Deborah Weber. Deborah’s words and images always infuse my day with a sense of sacred calm. I love the way she moves through her world with a keen eye and an open heart, and feel so lucky to be sharing the journey with her.

Deborah writes:

Ancient alchemical texts are things of beauty – filled with allegory and symbolic language; things hidden in plain sight; and plain things promising transformation.

If we were to peek into the book of your year, what might we find?

What magic do you carry that people need to look a bit deeply to see?


The book of my year. What would it contain?

My book would be made of old parchment. Edges rough cut, binding and cover of homemade paper with pressed autumn leaves and flowers. It would crackle slightly and the texture would be thick that when you run your fingers over the pages, you can feel the substance before you even come to the words within.
Opening the book, you would find snippets of poetry, sketches, thoughts and favorite quotes. You would find leaves pressed between pages. There are clippings tucked here and there – of things I’d cut out in passing.
This year’s book would be a bit scattered – full of highs and lows – peaks and valleys. Thoughts being sorted out as I search for answers and meaning. It’s a book that might not make sense straight away to the casual observer. But it is me.
My magic – I do not know. It’s a hard thing for me to see/recognize. I am not certain what I offer if any.


Reverb is a yearly writing challenge that takes place in December. Being the end of the year, it is the perfect time to reflect and think about all that we hold dear to us and to let go of those things that are weighing us down or holding us back. I hope you’ll join us as we share in this wonderful yearly ritual that has become so dear to so many – especially me.