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Earth by Geomancing Earth by Geomancing
What's wrong, Apple Bloom? Feelin' a mite jealous of your friends? Sit down a moment.

It all comes down to magic, don't it? Unicorns' heads are full of it, in the horn. They can do tricks we can only dream of. Just a thought, and amazin' things happen.

Pegasi? The magic's in their wings. Glidin' through the air, corrallin' clouds, movin' the weather around. They can zip across countryside that'd take us an hour to cross in a minute.

Us though? Nah, nah, don't look so sad. They don't know, them unicorns and pegasi. We have magic. Surprised? Oh, it's true, cross my heart.

Our magic's in our legs. Yep. Strength, and the will to work all day and run a race at the end of it. Endurance, was the word Twilight used. Oh, don't look so sour.

I'll tell you a secret. One thing we can do that no amount of book-learnin' or wind-ridin' will ever let them know.

We can feel the earth.

It's alive, Apple Bloom. The whole world. It's got a heartbeat, strong and slow. It's hard to hear sometimes. Ya get distracted, worried, scared, and it's hard to pick out of the noise of a normal day. But sometimes, if ya can find a quiet, still place, you can feel it.

Sometimes, you can listen real hard. It feels like your own body slows down, heart to heart, each beat makin' your mind spin, and you feel like you're part of something... wonderful.

And when that happens... sometimes you can see some real magic.
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stargirlstan 9 hours ago   General Artist
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Simply wonderful :)
I love that this is a thing. That earth pony magic can be used to make plants grow. Very nice.
Yay. I can't get enough love for the earth ponies.
PrincessLollyPopStar Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Both - the drawing and the words - are amazing!
Earth ponies are best ponies!
This is really wonderful. It's a like the saying a picture is worth a thousand word ,this deserves that title.
ponywise Nov 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
EARTH PONIES 4 LYF. 8D :heart:
Mylietus1991 Aug 22, 2012  Professional Writer
i lLOVE this!
Stellarina Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, this is very sweet.
On a related note, I really love "Family Appreciation Day" and "Feeling Pinkie Keen" because they give a bit of insight to exactly what kind of magic the earth ponies have. Where magic is researched and practiced, earthy stuff comes instinctively and feeds into their intuition.
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