Discover Prompt 25: Magic

There is magic, but you have to be the magician. You have to make the magic happen.

Sidney Sheldon

Nothing was more evident to us as we watched heavy, bulky loads of just about anything get transported on bicycles and motorcycles throughout Vietnam. How in the world could mere mortals stack, pack, and tie down so much STUFF and then skillfully ride it along to its destination?

Magic,” we said, as it seemed to be the only explanation.

One man’s magic is another man’s engineering.

Robert Heinlein

And coupled with the magic, a little skillful engineering moved mountains: food, bedding, people, potted plants. You name it. Someone — well, someone living in Hanoi at least — could fit just about anything onto a bike and peddle away.

We marveled at the skills of heavily laden drivers, and noted that not even one seemed to be smiling. They were focused. And determined. And on their way to somewhere. Not willing to let anyone get in the way of making magic happen.

So when you think of magic, pulling a rabbit out of a hat or performing a little sleight of hand with a deck of cards might come to mind.

But the real stuff magic is made of is how you handle real life!

A little magic can take you a long way.

Roald Dahl

Stay safe out there.

Rusha & Bert

This post is one of a series of one-word prompts for April 2020 called Discover Prompts by WordPress. Enjoy!

6 thoughts on “Discover Prompt 25: Magic

  1. Perpetua

    It is amazing the so called third world is more equip living life as a necessity is a mother of all inventions. The true magic is the people.

    1. Oh, the Places We See

      Now that’s impressive, Curt. I would have a hard time riding around North America or Hanoi on a bicycle let alone paced to the gills. We were amazed at how skilled these folks were at carrying anything and everything on bikes!!!!

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