Prompt: talisman

A talisman is an object believed to have magical powers. First off; I don’t believe in such a thing. However, I believe the human mind is so powerful that if you believe it has magical powers, it can.

I was working in ‘health food store’ when crystals and stones became all rage. People would come in and hold them with their eyes closed to feel the vibrations. My boss, apparently was super-sensitive to their powers. Personally, I thought she was a flake but she believed it and that’s what’s important. It’s the belief, not the object.

The reason I didn’t believe in them is unabashed ego. I’m feel I’m very sensitive to ‘unseen forces’ but I feel nothing from crystals. It is so minute compared to the immense power of a human being. So in other words, if I can’t feel it, it isn’t true.

I may be wrong.

This isn’t to say I don’t have magical aspects to my life. There are things I believe and so they are true to me. I have burned sage around my house, I feel the universe is trying to make me feel better when I get a good bird sighting; like swans and Bald Eagles.

Where I live is a migration route of swans. Every spring is The Return of the Swans. The other day I was on my way to visit my aunt and came upon thousands of swans in fields on both side of the road. They were many in flight in the clear, blue sky. I pulled over to listen to the cacophony. Fantastic! Stopped again on my way home.

In a way, you could say these swans were a talisman. It sure felt magical and healing to be so close.  A local photographer was there that day and posted some great photos on Facebook:


A photo can only get a slice of how many swans where here.

That felt magical!

2 thoughts on “Prompt: talisman

  1. Whenever I hear geese flying over I run outside to watch them. I don’t know why, I just enjoy it, they are amazing. I have not seen swans.

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