5 reminisces of Magic

The very mention of the word 'Magic' fills my head with varied, enchanting images.
Here I make a conscious effort of segregating them.

1. My son, who just stepped into his teenage went through a phase of being exceptionally fascinated with magic tricks. It started when a magician performed at his fifth birthday party. Fueled by certain TV shows that, he would keep pretending and practicing to be a magician.

A magic show in progress with a boy volunteering
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I have this vivid memory of a dinner we had with some friends and my son had everyone glued to his magical ways throughout.

2. Next image is from the movie 'Stepmom'. A mother, dying of cancer, makes a magician' cape for her son. The cape has pictures of mother and son on it. In a wonderfully emotional movie, it is one of my favorite scenes.

3. Then, there was the magic show at Goa. A few years back we stayed at Heritage Village Resort in Goa. One evening, a magic show was performed by a man, who needed none of the magicians props - no costumes, no assistants. He was also a senior employee at the resort.

I don't remember his name, but whenever I go to Goa again, I will certainly enquire about him at the resort. His performance was impressive and effortless.

4. When I was in school, a magic show was once performed there. The magician called me on stage. I just had to hold a scarf, but I was scared out of my wits. This is the only magic-related memory which is not all good, yet I can smile about it.

5. Above all, when I think magic, I think of the magic in this world. In all this bad, the hope is Magic. In so much pain, optimism is Magic.

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.


  1. Stepmom does being back magic. This actually reminds me of my lil brother who wants to be a wizard. Yes, not kidding.

    1. Who doesn't want to do a little magic.
      After reading (and loving) Harry Potter, I think even I would love to be a witch. :)

  2. That scene in step mom is amazing :) and well said...hope is magic.. :)

    1. Thanks for appreciating what I have written, Preethi.

  3. Nimi, its a magical post how you sparked beauty surrounding ur life...I was always fascinated with wizard:)

  4. Magic tricks in school were my favorite ! The word magic reminds me off Harry potter, books and a few movies which include koyi mil gaya, & stepmom ofcourse !

    1. So true... I am disappointed in myself for not having included Harry Potter. I love Harry Potter books, but I guess I think of Harry Potter as more of a parallel world than magic.

  5. Hmm ..the step mom scene was magical . :) great post! and i did not realize you having a teenage son! perhaps from 'Nimi 'I took you for a teenage student :D presumptions you see :) Happy Blogging :) Kokila.

  6. Thanks Kokila.
    Well, I was 'Nimi' and I am 'Nimi'... that's how it works :D

    1. Yeah... even I like it that way dear :)
      wishes .... happy blogging :)


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