Don’t Stop Believing

Jack Frost, Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, Mr Sandman and the Tooth Fairy. They all have something in common. And it is not just the movie “Rise Of The Guardians”! Kids believe in them!

Do you remember, when you were lying on your back, looking up to the sky and imagining pictures in the clouds; dreaming of magical creatures, seeing all sort of different things in the shapes the clouds formed?

We grow up believing in the magical world of fairies, magical creatures like unicorns, Santa Claus, Easter Bunny and so on. They bring some unexplainable thrill into our life and sometimes they are used by adults to make kids behave. But they all make us wonder and dream and hope and look forward to something.

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The magic of Jack Frost arriving, covering everything in the first snow, the cold, the ice. Snowflakes in their beauty, ice covered lakes and our breath producing “little clouds”.

Waiting for Santa Claus to come and bring us goodies and hopefully let us know that we are on his nice-list. Waiting in excitement for the sleigh to arrive, trying hard not to fall asleep, only to realize the next day, that the old man with the big belly was actually able to sneak, eat the cookies, drink the milk and leave presents behind. How exciting!

Loosing a tooth and putting it under the pillow, wondering if we might catch a glimpse of Toothfairy this time, when she visits to get what she is after and leave a little treat behind. The joy the next morning, that she actually has been there and rewarded us with a little something for taking such good care of your tooth.

I remember that one Easter Sunday. I don’t really know how old I was back then but I was on the verge to stop believing in the Easter Bunny. It had snowed over night and had covered everything in a layer of fresh snow. Not much, but just enough to cover all tracks from the day before. I was up very early, wondering if I would catch my mom hiding our Easter treats somewhere in the garden or in the house. I opened the curtains of my bedroom and looked outside and just saw him disappear. I am sure he seemed bigger back then than he actually was. There, in our garden, in the fresh snow, were fresh bunny paw tracks and I could just see the bunny disappear into one of the bushes along our fence. And then and there I decided that he was real. The Easter Bunny existed! It took a while until I realized that this was not the case. But it doesn’t matter. The magic was kept alive for a little bit longer.

I wish I could still believe in Santa, Easter Bunny, Jack Frost and the Toothfairy. Unfortunately this gets kind of taken from you when you grow up. Reality takes over and pushes the magical world of our fantasy and our believes right out the window.

There are things which were invented for advertising and I guess you kind of realize it over the time. But what about everything else? What about Nessie in Loch Ness? What about Mermaids? And yes: What about fairies? Why should a world like Tinkerbell’s not exist? Why can’t it be possible that in a lake in Scotland a to humans unknown creature exists? Why do we not believe in the possibility that there are mermaids somewhere out there? Only just because there is no proof?

I refuse believing that there is no magic out there. That things, which are not explainable or “possible” can’t exist. I want to keep believing.

I want the world to hide some wonders from us. I want there to be some unexplainable and magical things out there. I love movies like “The NeverEnding Story” and the “Rise Of The Guardians”.

I wish we could see the world through the eyes of our kids and it saddens me when my son tells me that it can’t be.

Yes, my love, it can! Just because we never saw it or because there is no proof doesn’t mean something is not real. There are so many corners in this world we haven’t discovered yet. So many hidden places. Corners and places where magical worlds just might exist. Where fairies and magical creatures might live, hidden from us and still looking after us.

Without those magical creatures and those hidden places, without believing in the unknown, the world might just as well be a dark place. So many times our kids find “a shoulder to cry on” in their imaginary friends. Their imaginary friends, no matter if they are fairies or “people” or animals or I-don’t-have-a-clue-what are always there for them. They always listen and they always understand.

never-ending-storyIt is a shame that we, as adults, don’t believe in all of them anymore. It is a shame that even if we do, we don’t dare mentioning it. It is a shame that if we do, people judge us or even consider us crazy or maybe slightly coo-coo… It is sad, that if we talk to an imaginary friend, we might as well be taken to a specialist.

In a world like ours we need something out there. Something that makes us happy, that brightens our days, that take us too another place and even if it is only for a split of a second.

imagesSo I refuse to stop believing. I want my little world to be filled with wonders and magic. It doesn’t matter if it is only in my fantasy. But still, who knows… Maybe there is this little forest fairy out there, watching us on our hike. Maybe there is the mermaid sending all the colorful fish over to us while we snorkel. Maybe there is Jack Frost, dancing over the lake, covering it in a blanket of ice, while we just quickly turn around to grab our gloves. And I am pretty sure that we will never know, if they don’t want us to know.

Don’t stop believing just because someone tells you to. Keep this magical world alive and exciting and full of wonders. It’s sure worth it!

Fantasia lives

Fantasia lives

32 thoughts on “Don’t Stop Believing

  1. We all need a little magic in our lives.
    My niece found a few of their puppy’s teeth and put them under her pillow for the tooth fairy. She was a bit miffed when instead of the pound per tooth she’d expected, she got a handful of dog biscuits.

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  2. Words cannot express how much I love this post. We often forget how important magic is. Like the bell Santa gives the boy in the Polar Express, the bell can be hear by those who still believe in the magic of Christmas!

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  3. I wonder if I can paraphrase a couple movies together here, “If they want my magic, they’ll have to pry it from my cold, dead, wand!” Oh, well, it was a good effort, and the point is there anyway. I’m on your side. A little magic adds some spice to life.

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  4. Reblogged this on VACILANDO and commented:
    The Tooth Ferry was always a little creepy to me. My brother once set a trap to capture the TF. No one was sneaking into his room and reaching under his pillow as he slept! As an adult I have often wondered the purpose of the TF. What are we teaching kids- to trade body parts for money?

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    • I believe! I wish on stars. I break the turkey wishbone. I hope no one EVER disproves Nessie. But most of us carry the Santa thing way too far. I have known people who take an extra job at Christmas (I’ve done it myself) to provide a great Christmas for their kids who say “Look what Santa brought me!” And I was uncomfortable when the questions got too intelligent and the lies got too complex. Ha ha – Fiona went through the waste basket looking for receipts last Easter! I like other countries where Santa or someone leaves one thing in a shoe or stocking for good little girls and boys. That is enough. For the rest…it’s a wonderful thing that Dad/Mom provide much magic for children at the holidays.

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  5. Reblogged this on The Souzapalooza Blog and commented:
    I came across this wonderful post from A Momma’s View this weekend. I feel that we need to bring more magic back in to our lives. I feel like this time of year, magic is right under our nose. That Christmas spirit is in the air and in our hearts if we can just find a way to rekindle our beliefs!

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  6. What a wonderful post. I’ll admit. A few years ago, I felt the magic in my life fade as I was going through personal struggles. And it’s difficult sometimes to believe again when you’re surrounded by others who don’t or even ridicule you. But when you remember the magic and remember what made you believe, it becomes easier to keep on believing (I didn’t plan to sound like Cinderella there, lol). Thanks for reminding us to keep the magic alive in our lives 🙂

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  8. What a wonderful post. And I, for one, refuse to believe that there’s no magic out there. There is, it’s all in how we see the world, in the way that we can see the ordinary as extraordinary. Magic is all around us, it might not be Santa Klaus or the Tooth Fairy but it’s there. Thanks for the reminder! 🙂

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  9. I’m looking forward to re-living the excitement of all of these fairytales with my son. He’s only two now but I’m hoping next year will be the beginning of our holiday escapades around at least Santa and the Easter Bunny!

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  10. Congratulations, I have picked this post as my post of the week. I will read out your post on my next show. Look out for the post on Monday where my show is. Congratulations once more

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