One of My Other Great Loves

I sketched this from a photograph of Roald Dahl at work.

And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.
– Roald Dahl: The Minpins

I truly believe this is so. It is so easy to forget to look. My youngest sister always reminds me to look up when we are walking in the city. The gorgeous swoops and angles of rooftops that might be missed. Bits of algae, bits of rust, or a gargoyle leering at you when you’d least expect it. A whole city might be missed if one doesn’t look up.

Magic is everywhere.

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