• Kate Elizabeth

Magical skills

Several years ago I read a wonderful article about the skills that we should have in this day and age. It was a mixture of quaint and necessary.

the magical skill of perfecting meringue

Magical talents that I have or want to learn:

  • flipping a pancake

  • making meringues

  • understanding the rules of at least two sports

  • playing poker

  • hosting a dinner party

  • writing a letter of sympathy

  • writing a letter - a lovely newsy one (and emails don't count)

  • going to the cinema alone

  • saying no

  • saying yes

  • growing herbs on your windowsill

  • sewing on a button, and sewing up a hem

  • reading a newspaper daily

  • cooking at least three recipes without looking at a cookbook

  • knowing how much is in your bank account to the nearest ten dollars

  • matching a gift to a person

  • talking with someone older than you

  • talking with someone younger than you

  • spending time alone at home

  • cooking an impressive dessert

  • remembering and recognising birthdays

What else would you add to this list? What magical talents do you have or wish you had?