The Weave of Witchcraft in Our Words

Like any responsible adult, I believe in magic. Not the hokey kind with tuxedos and slight of hand, but everyday magic that wraps around what we do and how we interact with others. Without sounding like a nut, the magic of words. Think about it, our day consists of wishes for others:

  • Have a nice day (poof!)
  • Be awesome! (what I tell my kids every morning before they board the school bus)
  • Happy birthday!

Even more to the point: I wish you were here, I wish you wouldn’t do that, wishing upon stars. See? Wishcraft has woven itself into our language and I couldn’t be happier. We’ve become so used to these phrases that we wish without thinking, but there is magic on your lips -- be careful what you wish for.

What kind of wishes will you make today for someone else? 


  1. That's an interesting line of thought that hadn't occurred to me!

  2. It was one of those early morning epiphanies.