My dad, the magician blog
Let it be known that I am now a magician. I can do magic. I do tricks. And the look on Laura's face today when I did a trick and she was impressed was very satisfying. I have found my way in to learning new tricks. Just give the trick a good story and that will make the audience invest and believe in what you want them to believe. I learnt two new tricks - one was the three rope trick and told the story of me and my two brothers and how my Mum loves us all equally (at this point I make the ropes all go the same size...oooooooooooohhhhh) and the other one was the disappearing love letter trick. I put the love letter that my step-dad Ian first sent to Mum into a magic basket and then change the colour which is the reply from my Mum. It is simple and lovely and then they get married with some confetti coming from somewhere cool.
Tricks and stories. That was my breakthrough today.