Together, we will make magic.

My oldest son has recently become interested in reading his mama’s words.  It is a strange experience for me because I know that when the farmer reads them or other adults read them, they have a wide base of context to bring with them to the reading.  At eleven, his awareness has definitely broadened, but just how much is always a surprise to me.

So, at the end of the night when I work on this project, he often comes over and gives me his feedback on the photo editing, which I generally take since he is already such a gifted visual artist.  He has read all of them and has his favorites.  It has been a lot of fun.

A few nights back, I had gotten my photo up and had written this title, “Meet me under the tree,” and this first line, “We will make magic, together.”  I had to walk away from the computer for some reason or another and when I came back, he had finished the poem.

I think it was a bit inspired by his recent readings of my own work, but it is still pretty awesome.  Especially for a boy who thinks he doesn’t write well.  He does, he really does.  He just can’t yet get the grand scope of his stories down as well as he sees them in his head and so he feels this limitation and hasn’t gotten to the point of realizing he just needs to either give those epics a lot of hard work or try to write something shorter.  The short hasn’t interested him yet.  Poetry hasn’t interested him yet.  And so this was very exciting.

I couldn’t really leave it on my other page and my own post morphed into this.

But he had really wanted me to use it and so I told him I would post it here.  He decided to change the photo and edited one of his favorites from our files–one of his father’s–to go with the poem.  The old title is gone too, but I think his new choice is perfect.  It is the best kind of magic making, doing these kinds of things, together.


by Olorin Jaillet

we will make magic, together.

we will make bliss.

we will make unity,  together.

together, we will make magic.

together, we will make peace, we will make happiness.

we will, together.

2 thoughts on “Together, we will make magic.

  1. I love that he is stretching his wings with words! If you think it would be meaningful to him, he might want to watch that three part video from Ira Glass that’s on YouTube — I can find it if you can’t — it talks about this evolution,, shares his own VERY long learning curve to success, and describes this early process (that I am in, too), where your vision and ability to discern are bigger than your skills, and you have to grow into them. It’s frustrating, for sure, but it’s also a process and if you stick with it, you WILL grow into your vision one way or the other. As a good friend of mine (and successful career writer) told me, “There are no unsuccessful writers, there are only writers who gave up.” ❤ ~Angela!

    • Angela, it was a fun time! He is always amazing me, in both his ability and vision. Being my first, I have learned so much from him. I’ll see if I can find that video, it will be fun for him to watch. Especially since he could use seeing things as a process…he tends to go for what he excels at, rather than the things he may have to work at but would enjoy 🙂

Leave a Reply to growingwildfarm Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s