Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Maybe It Is Magic

I like magic acts.  I know.  I know.  The magic is no more than a practiced trick.  The coins don't really come out of the magician's ear but were, instead, hidden in his hand all along.  And when the magician said 'abracadabra' and uncovered the recently empty then covered with silk scarf and now filled with pigeons cage the birds didn't magically appear but instead entered the cage through a trap door and we gasped because with the word 'abracadabra' we knew something magical would happen.
The Aramaic language dates back at least 1200 years BCC (Before The Common Era).  Here's a phrase from that ancient language that may sound familiar:
אברה  כדברא
It's pronounced 'ah-beh-rah keh-dah-bay-rah' and means 'As I say I create.'
Say that ancient Aramaic phrase a few times and then say it fast.  What you wind up with is the magician's familiar pronouncement that magic is about to take place:  Abracadabra!
With words we create.  The words we choose and their creations belong to us.

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