Imagination Is The True Magic Carpet

My Uncle Sid was all about magic; from the snowmen he used to bring into the house when I was too sick to go out and play with other children, to the homemade ice-lollies that he used to keep in his fridge.

His long-suffering wife, would smile good-naturedly and humour his unconventional behaviour even when he used to re-paint everyday household items including the toilet seat and on one occasion each spindle of the staircase in a myriad of different colours. Those rainbow stairs became part of family folklore. Always the joker he was an excellent published poet but incredibly modest and would have said that his greatest achievement was his family.

Of course, the eccentricity that irritated adults was what made him special to children. Youngsters and animals alike are always drawn to those with noble hearts and honest voices; my Uncle Sid was no exception. His ready laughter and his ability to speak an enchanted language that so few grown-ups understand made him a particular favourite with children of all ages.

Sadly, my favourite uncle is no longer with us but I do feel blessed to have been handed the keys to a fairy-tale kingdom at a very young age and hope that I have successfully passed the same dream that anything is possible onto my girls; for there will never be enough Uncle Sids and magic in the world.

“All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.”
― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan


33 thoughts on “Imagination Is The True Magic Carpet

  1. I love the hat! And yes, there is magic. You sprinkle fairy dust on every one of your remarkable posts….

    “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”
    ― Albert Einstein


    • I am so glad you liked it, because as I have said before I imagine each time I write a post that I am writing a letter to one of my fellow bloggers, I addressed this one to you! How spooky and I loved the quote; how very true


      • I am so honoured!!! I felt the goosebumps as I read your posts. Magic comes through the cables, too!! You made my day brilliant!!! Thank you.


  2. When I was young I had a friend whose father was the same. He used to play pranks on you, their Halloween parties were the best and he just knew how to relate so well to children. Thinking back, probably many adults may have considered him eccentric but growing up and seeing him through a child’s eyes, I have wonderful memories of a funny man who used to make us laugh.


  3. All children should have an uncle Sid in their lives and their childhood would be so much happier.
    People with imagination and humor – there isn’t many of them around – at least we don’t see them out and about very often. I love your little story here and I know that you have got your sense of humor from two very important people in your life: uncle Sid and your dad. Have a great weekend now. A hug to your dad …


  4. What a magical staircase that must have been and snowmen indoors – how perfect. You are a lucky girl to have had Uncle Sid and it sounds and feels like that magic gene has been passed to the next generation 😉


  5. I suspect Dallas your special sense of adventure and fun is inherited from this very wonderful Uncle of yours. We all need someone like this in our lives, someone to open the door to the kingdom of beyond and push our imagination.


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