Day 4, 30-day #candleflame challenge.
In sparkly dresses and dapper suits
We keep watching to see it
The slight of hand.
Looking where the shiny object isn’t.
Mike moves so eloquently
Swiftly manipulating the air
The space between.
Mesmerizing us with not only
His hands but with his easy gaze.
Blowing the minds
All of us in the basement
In the tiny English pub.
All of the sudden I am plucked,
chosen, you, the girl with the flower in her hair.
Choose a suit, clubs or spades.
I choose clubs.
Three people who have never met
Choose the color
The number of the card
None of us plants.
And yet the three of Clubs
Dances up into the magicians hand
Onto the black velvet.
How. Did. He. Do. That?
I am in awe.
Oh, I love magic.
In its many forms.
But magicians and their
Coins and cards
The close up stuff
Where you think you may see
The pull the hide the toss.
Makes my face glitter with delight.
I look all night long
I don’t see it
The how they do it.
Maybe I don’t want to
Maybe I like the illusion
Maybe we aren’t meant to know.
Magic oh When it’s good it’s amazing.
The Magic Castle in Los Angeles
(The magicians members only club)
Is everything you think it should be and more.
Dark mahogany bars,
Classy staff, sexy hidden stairwells,
Antique posters, oil paintings, trinkets.
Full of ghosts, times past
Slight of hands
Moments of chance
No phone no photos
Under strict order.
A place where you are asked
To pay attention
To slow down
To be quiet
To give deference
To look, listen and feel the
Moment of a moment
When objects move
In thin air
Or change from scarf to a rabbit.
Or show up on the other side
In the other hand
But simply appearing
My first magic trick was shown to me by my Grandfather. The one where he grabs at your face and says got your nose.
I was smitten in that moment.
Magic is a trick
Magic is serendipity
Magic is the bending of perception.
Magic is the manipulation of attention.
I humbly equate magic to marketing
As I say Chief (Magic) Marketing Officer some times when asked what I do for a living.
When you deal in moments.
When you bend or alter how people believe, think and feel about something it feels a little like magic.
I have only dabbled in a hobbyist way in magic tricks and I am in awe of those that are true Illusionists and magicians.
I am a skeptic believer in many things
But I believe wholeheartedly
In magicians and magic.
As I think every day is filled with it, some times, people and places more than others.
But the other night was chockfull of magic inside the core of a beautiful, mind blowing place. Thank you and love to you Edmund for the trip to the castle.
One I won’t soon forget.
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