Magicians, step aside.
We all know that the only time we see magic is if it is followed by tricks. Sometimes there is a magic we cannot explain, but what if we could use it? "Harry Potter" never runs out of solutions to his problems. It is only fair that he shares the fantasy with our reality. Here are some spells we could use in 2019.
When it comes to cleaning and organizing, Marie Kondo is the real-life wizard you go to. Instead of placing things in their rightful place and sorting through what you can throw out, why not just make it vanish? It does not matter where it ends up going. The important thing is a clean, clear space to live in. Out of sight, out of mind.
National security is heavy-handed with travel and immigration. Sometimes the only reason you have for traveling somewhere is that it would just be nice to have a getaway. No aims or agendas, only some new scenery. Portkeys can be made from any everyday object and the travel is instantaneous. Of course, the feeling Portkeys give you during travel is no fun, but at least you can say goodbye to passports and paperwork.
3. Homenum Revelio.
Everything and everyone has the power to be anonymous, offline and online. It would be nice to point out the people responsible for your low self-esteem and those questionable internet activities. Maybe you lost your friend in the crowd and you need to find your way back to him or her. Using this spell is the closest thing to a magical GPS: a Global Person Seeker.
You're in bed and your alarm goes off across the room. There is some money you found that is hard to get to behind your furniture. That tub of ice cream you have been dying to dive into for dessert is all the way in the back of the freezer. No distance is too far for this spell to bring you the items you desire. Curl up into a couch potato and enjoy the extra helping hand.
Face it, you are frugal and do not like to start, or finish, DIY projects. The only way to fix something that is broken is to hire help that knows what they are doing. Instead, replay that clumsy step of yours to put back together that precious heirloom you mishandled. No one knows the wiser.
There are all those buzzwords buzzing around, it becomes hard to keep up with them. Knowing which to look out for and be careful of is not so easy either. With this spell, the notification bell is no longer necessary. The words that have lost their meaning in a conversation can be reviewed, revised, or revoked moving forward. It also makes for a great way to measure the amount of crap or truth coming out of someone's mouth.
Like an eraser that leaves no trace, there are times when you wish the years past were not so memorable. Hiding these memories might not be the best to deal with trauma or an uncomfortable experience, but considering recent events, there is no shame in hiding them from yourself. Just do not forget that you used this spell!
Some people have bigger mouths than they know what to do with. If it is not closed, it is open with a mind of its own. To cut the chatter down a size, this spell will come in handy at a loud event, in a library, or between you and someone who has the mouth of a megaphone.
Waiting for a bruise or a cut to heal is annoying. The process requires bandages, rubbing alcohol, and maybe even something invasive like stitches. But why not have those small injuries remedied within moments? Episkey is the Neosporin of "Harry Potter."
10. Expecto Patronum
The spell that places the bad and the ugly behind you to make room for the good that is ahead of you is powerful and pivotal. It is more than a metaphor, it is a form of daily magic, a magic that does not need a wand. It only requires the best of you and the best of you to come.
2019 could use some miracle workers, and these spells will finish the job.