First off, BRAVO to the 1998 Film! I wouldn't of chosen anyone else to play the 2 sister witches Sally and Gillian than Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock! Still to this day, I continue to watch my DVD along with my Practical Magic music soundtrack with all the eclectic artists ranging from Faith Hill, Joni Mitchell to Stevie Nicks.
There's a whole new wave of today's teens who are starting to discover the film along with it's musical soundtrack and novel as well. This is one of my recommendations whenever I have a teen in my salon chair and 9 times out of 10, they watch the film and discover exactly what I loved about it in the first place, it's message of LOVE.
So many of us block ourselves from wanting to fall in love due to having our own curse of never finding the ONE were meant for. Yet if we are to find the ONE, we'll be waiting until the other shoe falls off to really see the failure and recognize that there NEVER really was a true love meant for us.
We see this happen to Sally, the oldest one of the sister witches who is determined to never fall in love in order not to experience the pain and suffering of a broken heart. As a little girl she casts a spell making up this person who isn't to faithfully exist no matter how humanly possible this being is actually able to be alive in true human form. The one thing Sally didn't count on was how much power she gave her spell (by power I mean STRENGTH). She focused on never wanting to feel the good side of LOVE that instead of straying it away, she actually called it that much closer to her, and in reality, she had to feel the reality of sorrow in order to understand TRUE LOVE.
Sally also doesn't accept who she really is and whom she's meant to become within the family heritage. Her life was consumed by sorrow all because of a fateful curse that plagued the women of the family lineage. The curse being that if a man fell in love with an Owen's woman and she reciprocated the emotion, he was to die. Sally was put under a spell to find happiness by her two Witch Aunts whom only wanted to see her smile, yet never intended for Sally to love the man that had crossed her path...well, it didn't come out to be that way unfortunately. This is what strayed Sally from ever wanting to find LOVE in the first place, and before she knew it, months later, the spell she cast as a little girl came around full circle and in a form of a man she dreamt of to have been impossible. As much as he was for her, she resists until she fulfills and understands her inner self. To have him, she had to put in the work to LOVE and ACCEPT herself first before ever loving anyone else. It wasn't until then that she was able to break the curse.
Same goes for us in 2013, as we may question where our happiness lies and how come we haven't yet been fulfilled....well, it all relies in us on the inside. We must put in the work to make sure we have what is needed for the future, first and foremost, it's loving ourselves for WHO and WHAT we are. Without FAITH in ourselves, nothing will be of great force. A curse can only be as strong as your OWN will....face what is needed to make you WHOLE and FREE.
In the end,
It's all Practical Magic.