The magic car:
I can enjoy a lot of things in movies, wax, CD and on Television (Now here on the internet) such as: Stories, news, travel and weather. Many things I would like to be there to enjoy it but can still get a kick out of it on some media.
Growing up I was always thrilled when a Magician would appear in a school auditorium. FOR ME the magician MUST be seen in person. I have watched a couple on TV, but as I tell folks anything can be done on TV, they make mice and ducks talk.
But watching a great sleight of hand trick and trying to ‘see’ the trick, is what magic is all about. When we performed a little bit for seniors and especially kids. I always gave the ‘disclaimer’ “We all know this is not real magic I do. God and Nature does Magic such as when a seed truly becomes a flower. FOR real magic you should watch as an ugly worm that can only climb and crawl as it encloses its self in a cocoon and later emerges as a beautiful butterfly that can truly fly.
What I do is magic tricks, I try not to let you in on the secret. When you learn the secret, it isn’t as much fun. BUT we all must try.
I love to see those young eyes come alive in awe when something seems to appear out of thin air. My mentor, Rev. Ray Campbell (in chalk art and magic), taught me how to draw two pictures at once. One is hidden and done in fluorescent chalk, it is seen only when Sherry remotely turned on the black light.
Professional Magicians are bound by a rule to ‘never’ expose the ‘trick’ of any magic act. I have been guilty of showing the ‘trick’ to a kid or two who had been bullied and needed something to give them a ‘one-up’ on the bully. The same for the kid with no self-confidence who needed that ‘little boost.’
Now for REAL MAGIC…… that anonymous gift to the needy. That sign to the cashier that says add that person’s bill to mine. Getting fuel for the stranded motorist. I like the term ‘Random Act Of Kindness’, the ones done when the VOICE inside says, “DO IT!”
BUT ALWAYS REMEMBER……. YOU can be a Magician because a SMILE given at the right time can be MAGIC!
PS: Laughter Magic for a child (maybe a dog too!) (if you have a minute)