Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Magic At Its Deepest

Sarah here.
Just reading Harry Potter book 3 and came across this line, "When one wizard saves another wizard's life, it creates a certain bond between them." This had me remembering an exchange I had with David yesterday that I wanted to share.

A friend a long time ago said that you become what you are afraid of. Paralyzed by the truth of that thought yesterday (my list of things I am afraid of is impossibly, "I can't believe I still exist", gods help me, long), David and I had a suspended silence sit-down. Amid the recondite, thickening clouds, the voice we hear when we think "David Dark" cut clear as day with this line:

We become what we love.

Hope that one rings through when anyone out there finds themselves caught in the fear storm.


ohchicken said...

it rings like freedom or the telephone.

i love you.

Variations On A Theme said...

Wow. That makes so much more sense.

sarah said...

sometimes freedom IS that telephone call from that someone who has hope to give.
Love you two birds.

Wild Bill said...

I love that.

Brook said...

seems to me we become what we focus on, we move in the direction of our gaze. sometimes that is what we fear, sometimes it is what we love, both have the potential to hold sway in our lives. unfortunately it is too easy (and common) to lose sight of what we love because we look elsewhere in an (often misguided) attempt to try and avoid what we fear.

I've heard that race car drivers will not look at the wall they need to avoid hitting, because they are almost unconsciously pulled in the direction they are looking. they keep their focus on where they want to go, on the track ahead, even though hitting the wall holds a potentially life-threatening danger to them.

just thought I'd throw some Nascar into the mix. ;-)

Sarah Dark said...

Thanks for the focus-pokus. You're right about that. AND thanks for the NASCAR. There are walls so everywhere.

How do you keep from looking?

Anonymous said...

Wow, I needed this. So true. You just helped dealing with my fears so much lighter. Thank you.

grantly said...

Thanks for this encouraging post!

mister tumnus said...

yes. my hope is in something like that, i think. thanks sarah n' dee-uv.

jdaviddark said...

mister tumnus really does say my name that way. i've heard it.

ohchicken said...

...i really should call you.

Nate Baldwin said...

oh yeah, this kind jibes with the whole ".. fix thy thought more upon the God whom thou desirest than upon the sin which thou abhorrest" (hylton: scale of perfection) sort of thing.

that even in the dark, and in all that would desensitize or distract us from a waking reality, we are becoming what love has for each of us. and in this becoming there is deep magic.

Katy Bowser said...

And just in case- Harry Potter on tv this minute, Saturday at 7 on ABC. Great timing.

Anonymous said...

One thing I've learned over the years from listening to the Dark is that we are more than the culmination of one thought or the other.

Rebecca W said...

me likey

Anonymous said...

Like I said before,
All you are trying to do here, on Peer Pressure Is Forever
a 'Giant Pat On The Back'.
You do not care about ones who do not agree with you, with a deletion and then no follow up with what I asked you, but you are only concerned with affirmation.

jdaviddark said...

I don't recall a question on that last one, Anonymous. Would you mind asking again?
Sorry bout dat.

Daydreamer said...

I enjoyed this post when I read it a few months ago. In fact, you inspired me start reading Harry Potter, haha. I was so afraid of reading it. Afraid I would become influenced by the dark side or something. ah, homeschoolers.

So it turned out to be a fantastic idea, because it's been awhile since I discovered a new fiction series that tells the Truth. It's like CS Lewis was always saying, how he saw the gospel more strongly when he read mythological stories than when he read the four word-for-word descriptions of the events..

Anyway, I would like to throw my discursive hat in the ring and point out Harold M. Best's book "Unceasing Worship". He says that we are always worshiping something: "worship is the continuous outpouring of all that I am, all that I do and all that I can ever become in light of a chosen or choosing god."

So, yeah... I think David is right. Hooray for husband help! I'm no stranger to the necessity of it.