Curiosity is a strange thing … Mildly enjoyable at its best … Devastating at its worst.
Not knowing … But wanting to … At times needing to …
But the answers … At what cost?
At times I think satisfying one’s curiosity is a good thing … But not always. Mystery, Magic and Ghosts are all things I am curious about … Fun to ponder, but if you were to explain them away I think more would be lost than gained.
I hope the following will suffice …
“What I am about to do is impossible”.
Maybe it was … Maybe it wasn’t … But he had our attention.
A magic trick In an evening of magic tricks … All very well done … Some clever … Some famous … But nothing that might have needed any … Um … actual Magic …
I’ve seen him perform the trick twice now … This last time a brass Tibetan prayer bowl was used … The first time a glass brandy snifter … The effect is the same.
He asks for three volunteers from the audience … Three rings.
He provides the rest … A Magic wand, “Abracadabra” and the beauty of the impossible.
Magic? … I’m happy to say I still think so.
You see, I work in the entertainment industry where all sorts of “magic” occurs on a fairly regular basis, mostly involving time and budgets, but every once in a great while an old trunk of props, a spell or two and a wand is brought in … And twice now, the rarest of the rare … I have seen the impossible.
Perhaps you have heard the phrase “the show must go on”? … In my world a more powerful spell than Abracadabra … It is the phrase that will allow me to believe in Magic for a little while longer.
The most amazing things do come along that could and perhaps should keep the show from going on … Accidents … The weather … An artist not being ready, willing or able … Technical glitches galore … And then one day a broken prop … A little of my behind the scenes magic done and the prop behaves … And as a thank you, the artist offers to share his secret of the impossible!
Was I a fool?
I don’t think so … The secret and wonder for that bit of Magic remains.