What magical things are you taking for granted?

The Communion of Light were talking today about the magical things that we take for granted. Things which seem so simple to us, that we don’t even think of them.

Inis Meann June 2005 with Lucy 065

Things like:

getting milk out of the fridge
driving your car
switching on the lights
turning on the tap for water
running hot water
wearing jeans
speaking on the phone
getting a bowl out of the cupboard
having a cup of coffee
the internet
the power of a smart phone


When you think of all the hundreds of things that had to be imagined, and then brought to reality for this to happen, it really does seem magical.

If you think of what your great grandparents would have thought of all the things which we take for granted…

If you think of what today’s refugees or homeless people think of what we take for granted….

Yet we completely take them for granted – and get very easily frustrated if they are not immediately available.

There was a children’s programme on in the 1970’s on the BBC about a character called Catweazle


Catweazle somehow travelled through time from the Middle Ages to the 1970’s in Britain. He was terrified of everything – electricity, cars, welding machines – everything was terrifying to him. He was a wizard and kept trying to use his spells and everything that was familiar to him, to him safe. It was a great way of showing how magical many of the things are which we take for granted.

What do you take for granted, that is really, really magical.

In what delightful ways can you really, deeply appreciate the magic of the most simple things that you take for granted?

What can you dream, that seems really magical from where you are?