The Magic of Being Alive Today

The Magic of Being Alive Today

(Art generated by private AI art creator)

Writing By Daniel Jeffries

It was during Saturday breakfast with my wife that I suddenly stopped and stared at something very unusual.

Our teapot.

It was as if I was seeing it for the very first time.  Its smoothly curved and gleaming surface mesmerized me for a moment.

It glittered in the early morning light as we drank our Earl Grey and talked about the wonderful things we wanted to do on our day off.  All the sound drained from the room and it was just me and the teapot for a few seconds that felt like minutes. We’d bought it while living in Berlin and carried it with us around the world. Inside, at the bottom, it’s discolored, having taken on layer upon layer of thousands of pots of tea, but outside it’s still flawless, true to its name, stainless steel.

It was at that moment that I remembered that we live in a world of invisible magic.

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