In last month’s issue of Wired (yes, I am a geek, I’m not arguing, but in my defense, the subscription was free, I swear) Steven Levy has a really lovely piece called “Losing the Magic” about our tendency to become inured by technology. Go check it out; it’s a quick read.
I know: a Wired article, “lovely”? But it is. It’s even a bit wistful.
He quotes Arthur C. Clarke‘s wonderful observation, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic,” and asks, “What happens when magic is an everyday occurrence?”
Isn’t that a stunning question?
How much of life is magic that’s just wasted on us? What are we missing by not taking the time to see it?
Please let yourself be amazed today.
(…hee, and yes, now I am going to have Lonestar stuck in my head for the rest of the night. The things I do for you people….)