Tim Hunter - Mistakes

I’ve made a few mistakes in my life. Some were tiny, and some were whoopers. The change and growth from each mistake has made me the person I am today. Mistakes are good, they help us find the right path to follow.


“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world.” - Neil Gaiman*

Timothy Hunter was born to be the conduit of all magic. He would grow to hold the titles; The Merlin, the Opener and Tamar son of Tamlin. Each day he grew in power and one day would be granted the title of Most Powerful Sorcerer. However the more Tim studied and practiced the more he had to give up. All magic practices come with a price. Eventually after all his challenges Tim eventually gives up the magic and tries to live a “normal” life. However magic makes its way back into his life.  

“Making Mistakes” is the best gift to give to children and friends. Neil Gaiman’s words are true. It is in the mistakes we make that we learn, live and grow. Take this challenge. Sit down and try to write down 5 mistakes made in the past year. Then carry the thoughts of mistakes to lessons learned or changes made. If the effort is true the lessons learned and changes made will be positive lessons and changes. The person holding paper and pen will be a new and different person.

Timothy Hunter
First Appearance: The book of Magic, vol. 1 #1 (January 1990), Vertigo Comics, DC Comics

Creators: Neil Gaiman (writer) John Bolton (art)