DWJ quizzes

Otter Perry ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com
Sat Dec 11 16:17:22 EST 2004

On Saturday, December 11, 2004, at 08:43 AM, minnow at belfry.org.uk wrote:

> Sallyo wrote:
>> Since Katie has reminded me of the quizzes (thanks, Katie!) I'm 
>> interested
>> to know what magic powers we all have. I do creation magic, Melissa is
>> obviously in to persuasive magic (Melissa is always right). Margaret, 
>> you're
>> creation magic twice over, counting your fabric-makings. Widdy - and 
>> some
>> others - music magic. We're almost all into name magic of some kind - 
>> Dorian
>> and the others who have changed theirs particularly.
> I'd be inclined to have a category for "communication magic", which 
> would
> be what good teachers have, as well as the authors and the persuaders. 
>  Not
> quite the same as creation, which goes off in a different direction, 
> as it
> were, and ought to include the people who are really good cooks (and 
> mixers
> of cocktails), even if their magic is generally ephemeral.  :-)
> How about the healing magics?  Anyone else out there?  obDWJ, she's a
> mind-healer, I swear it: people who are hurting from things they feel
> emotionally, rather than from physical injuries, are made better by her
> talking with them even if she doesn't really say anything particularly 
> to
> the point.  As it were and very hard to describe.
> Comfort magic is what mothers are meant to have and some do, the 
> ability to
> kiss someone better and have it work, or wrap the sorrowful one in a 
> warm
> blanket of caring even if there isn't any real blanket involved.  It 
> might
> be that this is what DWJ is doing, now I come to think about it.  Only 
> she
> does communication and creation as well, and for all that she claims 
> not to
> be able to carry a tune in a bucket she does music magic.
> Oh, and what about the animal magic?  There are people who can always 
> calm
> a spooked horse, and never get bitten by dogs or scratched by cats 
> even if
> the animals in question are savage with everyone else.  I used to know
> someone who could quite literally pick up a wasps' nest in his bare 
> hands
> (I watched from a *distance*) to move it to a safe place from a site 
> where
> it was going to be poisoned, and not get stung at all, and if that 
> wasn't
> magic I don't know what is.

Some of us have a little machine magic.  I was very handy when I worked
in an office because I could frequently fix the copier by just handling 
it a
bit and telling it felt fine.


- In theory, there is no difference between theory and
   practice.  In practice, there is.

                                                - Richard P. Feynman

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