Wednesday, July 20, 2011

MAGIC OF LIFE

Prologue
As a kid I believed in magic. Magic to me was supernatural, something that happened in the fairy tales, things that happened in Neverland. As I grew up I realized that magic was just a trick. The magic of ‘magic’ went out of my life, only to comeback much later…


25 years ago
As a kid I never herd of Herrmann or Houdini, to me P.C. Sarkar was the greatest magician ever. His tricks made me believe that fairy tales were true….Magic was real…

10 years ago
As I grew up I wanted to learn magic. I caught hold of one of my relatives who knew magic. He taught me. It was an instant hit amongst my friends. I loved the attraction I got. But magic? What happened to it? The moment I learned the tricks, it wasn’t magic any more. It was about fooling people to get attention…the wonderland vanished…innocence lost…

1 month ago
I dropped my phone. The camera stopped working.

1 day ago
I dropped my phone again. The camera started working.

Epilogue
It happens many times. Remember slapping an electronic device and then it starts working? Ordinary things start looking extraordinary when you think about it. What is magic? It isn’t supernatural as I thought as a kid. It isn’t a trick as I thought as an adult. 

A shattered egg coming together and joining to form a perfect unbroken piece of egg is magic. It is not supernatural. According to science it is perfectly possible. You have never seen that happening because the probability of all the pieces of egg to come back and join exactly the way it was before it broke is low. 

Magic isn’t supernatural; it is something that has very very low probability of happening. What were the odds that my phone fell the second time from the right height to attend the right velocity and fall in the right way to hit the right place with the right pressure to fix the camera of my phone? Very very low. That is magic! 

You were born after competing with over 100million sperms. The chance of you taking birth was less than 1/100milion! That was magic. You are magic. Neverland does not exist in a far away place. It is right here, right now.  There is magic all around you; all you need to do is look for it. That is the magic of life.

You React:

48 comments:

  1. wow-then this would equate to finding sense and a little bit of science in all beliefs:-)

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  2. Magic is in your words Sub , you write them far far away and bring smile to to many faces and thoughts in many minds.  

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  3. cool post; life in itself is a mazic!

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  4. yeah miracles d happen :) nice read :)

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  5. Brilliant post. Magic lies all around us. But right now, it's in front of me in the form of your post. 

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  6. Magic. Ah! It surrounds everyone. More than favored possibilities. It's creation of a life form.

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  7. yea...or a belief in your sense and science....

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  8. Thanks Saru....that brought smile to my face :-)...

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  9. it is...thanks for your comments...

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  10. ...all the time....thanks Pritz

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  11. Thanks Janhvi...I am all smiles...:-)

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  12. it is indeed Prateek...thanks :-)

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  13. Magical post too :)

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  14. Subhrashish, I think that your logic is correct only for certain points that you make.

    Like the last bit about the sperms. Among the millions, one was going to get in - but then it does not matter, out of the millions, which ever one makes it, would be still me, may be a little different me in terms of genetics, but would still be me. May be a female me, may be a thinner me - but still me, because all the others won't be there any way.

    I am sorry it sounds too complicated and confusing, even to me :)

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  15. I hope you and Subhrashis don't mind my replying to this comment... You are very right in saying that it would be you... but only to the extent of being your parents' child. Beyond that, if you are say of a different gender, or maybe look different, then it wouldn't really be you.. would it?

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  16. Thanks Sunil for your comments...Welcome to Khoj...
    it's a valid point...depends on your definition of 'me'.....if 'me' just means myself then i would agree with Janhvi...a you with a different body and different mind (no comment on soul) isn't really u...

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  17. Thanks Janhvi...i will never mind your comments....

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  18. True! In fact this post itself was a magic!

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  19. so was your comment :-)...thanks Vijay...

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  20. Another excellent post.. :) well composed and neat... Loved the last paragraph :) :) 

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  21. My oldest son has a magic cape. He's been pretending to pull a rabbit out of a hat. Truth be told...I can see the rabbit as it come out of the hat and he hides it. Kids are funny! 

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  22. lol....yes they are funny...and cute....:-)

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  23. thats very true...magic is around us... a month ago one incident happened to my relative's friend ..which is incredible ..but this is truth....
    can u believe a 6 month old baby talked & said the address of previous birth & stopped talking there by!!! :-O sometimes miracles happens but we hardly believe it...
    :) nice post enjoyed it...keep smiling always :)

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  24. thanks for the visit....

    wow...that's interesting...love to know more about it...

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  25. A superb post. It is always about believing in yourself. And yeah there is magic in life, we just have to look at it clearly.

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  26. glad u liked it....magic is everywhere :)

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  27. Thanks Jal.....Welcome to KHOJ :)

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  28. Nice!  I had written a short post on exactly the same topic! Your post reminded me of that forgotten blog.  Here is my take... http://richlandtalk.blogspot.com/2010/04/its-magic.html  

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  29. Nice post, I think it is important to understand that a lot of things happen without explanation and that is the magic of life...

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  30. I am an ardent believer of magic...mostly magic in d everyday moments :) and d point is..d more i believe, d more God shows me his marvels! btw, came back to ur blog after long..loved d changes ... :))

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  31. welcome back....glad u loved it...:-)...keep coming back :)

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  32. wow! nice one! a truly inspiring one!

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  33. How true.. if we can keep the child in us alive and question and wonder at the beauty around us.. everything is simply magic and splendour:))

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  34. Thanks Raniyal....welcome to Khoj...

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  35.  yes...that child....that innocence....:)

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  36. Hieee...more than your entire piece...I liked the positive end u gave to ur piece. and yeah..I would like to ask u sumthing how u got that floating thing on the top right hand of ur blog? it's supercool!!:) I would love to have it too on my blog:P
    http://aakritimalik.blogspot.com/2011/07/essence-of-woman.html ...:) happy writing:)

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  37. Welcome to KHOJ Aakriti...glad u liked it :)

    Check this for the label widget...Categorizing post is easy. you need to pot a label, in the label option below each post. to get the widget check this post.
    http://vineshbalan.blogspot.com/2011/04/essential-widgets-and-tweaks-to-your.html

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  38. Loved the post...the flow was quite interesting i must say! Seems like magic here ;)

    Cheers,
    Indigenou

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  39. Nice post ... I really liked the example of the phone :-)

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