I unfortunately don't have much to really talk about. Actually, that's a lie. I think I might have a subject, it'd be more accurate to say I'm not really in the mood to do so, but I guess I'll do it anyway.
Basically, I firmly believe that magic exists, that magic is real in our world. I don't exactly know the specifics behind magic, but my exact belief is...complicated. Essentially, it boils down to: magic is just things that exist in our world which we can't explain, and yet, still exist. Still function. Still work.
That's my definition of magic. Magic is the unknown, yet the understood. Remember how I have the differences between knowledge, understanding, and application? Magic is something we don't know--maybe can never know. But that doesn't stop us from having an understanding of some forces which science fails to provide answers for.
I fully believe there's sets of rules dictating what magic can and can't do, because magic is just a law, a rule, of the universe we don't know. It's there, we understand it to be there, it works, we know it works, but we don't know why it works. For me, that's what magic means.
Now, this is a pretty broad definition. You could even classify God Himself as a form of magic by this definition. The ethereal/spirit realm/dreamrealm/thoughtrealm? These, all forms of magic. I fully believe in them all, that they exist, that they are real, that they have a system governing them, one which I don't know but have some understanding of.
Of course. It would be pretty awesome if magic as most people think of magic exists--conjuring up fireballs, levitating objects, reading people's minds, shooting lightning, blasting light spells, healing wounds, the whole works. Within the ethereal/spirit realm/dreamrealm/thoughtrealm, those may exist, and it's always nice to think that maybe it would be possible for them to be tangible, to be real, to exist in our "reality", in our world, fully and entirely.
It would be awesome, it would be nice, but while I hope, while I dream, while I always feel like there's some magical mystical something missing from my life, and all those fantastical things I think up could potentially be my answer for what that something missing from my life is...realistically speaking, even if that form of magic did exist in our world, the chances of me encountering it and knowing I was encountering it are pretty low.
After all...if that sort of power is real in our world, then it's not out in the open. It's not something most people know about. There would be some form of Masquerade in place, for whatever reason. Maybe those in the know can be blatant and get away with it because we write it off. Maybe there's active effort to stay in the shadows. Maybe it's easy to find out and a lot of people do and they just stay silent about it. There are any dozens of ways and/or reasons it could be in place, but undeniable is that if magic like that existed in our world, it's not out in the open at this time because the general public doesn't hold knowledge (or even belief!) in it existing.
So while that kind of magic might exist, it's not something I'm ever likely to see. I still believe that forms of magic exist though, and believe this 100% to be true. The magic I hold to exist might not be that of the stereotypical fantasy world magic--that form of magic might exist, but I'm not firm in my conviction about it existing. But all the same, to me, magic is real, and it is everywhere.
Sufficiently analyzed magic becomes a science--because these forces that once were unknown have perhaps begun to be known. But because this knowledge is always incomplete, because our understanding while great is never perfect, magic will always exist, as those things that are there and yet we don't know how to explain them being there. They just are, as fundamental forces of our world.