It was snowing lightly this morning, just a small dusting swirling about, like living in a giant snowglobe. The children noticed fairly quickly and began singing one of our Winter songs. Titus said that the song was making it snow harder. Lo and behold, there were obviously more snowflakes in the air, and much larger, too.
Atticus, who's been cranky all morning, immediately yelled, "No!" insisting that singing a song couldn't make it snow harder. Titus stops and stares, then says, "Yes, it can."
I jumped in before the boys could start arguing too much about it; this was a great opportunity for another small lesson in magick. The boys are familiar with using chants and incantations as part of workings, so we talked about how a song really isn't any different than the chanting that we do, it just sounds prettier. And that when working magick, what really counts is what you are focusing on, what you want to happen. So, if you want it to snow harder and sing a song to make it snow harder it really can work.
My eldest got quiet then, he was obviously thinking it over. Satisfied with my explanation, he dropped the subject and everyone started singing again, even little Aurora, who has spent the last two days wearing a fairy princess costume (complete with wings) and flying about the house.
Throwing the Bones