I personally love to perform magic because I love the look on my spectators faces when I am working. They experience such a range of emotions and feelings from confusion, excitement, astonished, annoyed…. you name it, they feel it!
Even to this day, knowing what I know and understanding how magic works, I love being fooled! It reminds me of when I was a child and I saw a trick performed for the first time. When i was only very young we all went on a family holiday to Florida, America and I happened to see an advert in the hotel brochure for a magic shop. I begged, badgered and annoyed my parents enough to finally make them give in and take me there. Now the owner of this shop was a fantastically interesting person who in my eyes at that time knew EVERYTHING there was to know about magic. He showed me any trick I asked to see and every one of them blew me away…. it goes without saying that I made my parents buy me some of them before we left, which I still have to this day!
I now have a 1 year old son (it was his birthday last week) Noah, who I love to mess about with and make things vanish in front of his eyes. This week we were in a restaurant (can you call Pizza Hut a restaurant?) and thought I’d have some fun and managed to get his reaction filmed. You can see the video below.
Now, that reaction bought back to me what magic is really about… laughter, fun and amazement. Thank you Noah for reminding me 🙂