"Think of drawing water from a well. You pull the magic inside of you as one might pull the water up from the well, slow and steady. You try to measure what you can do on your own, and then you imagine what you would like the magic to improve. Then you pour the magic from your fingers right into the threads–not too much, though, just a little spark.”
Her hands moved quickly over the loom, pulling threads in and out, the colors swirling and shimmering.
“Where do you pull the magic from?”
“Everywhere!” She laughed. “Magic is everywhere. In the air, in the ground, in fire and water and the stars and clouds and the sun. The sun is bursting with magic. You pull it in from all around you.”
From “Rump” by Liesel Shurtliff