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mndude
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This is a question many people asked me. The truth would probably be something rather boring, thus I have been trying to work on something interesting to say when I answer.

The story I tell is that when I was a boy I was staying at the home of an old Uncle and I went exploring up in the attic and I found a bunch of old books about magic and I began to study them.

Any ideas on how I can elaborate or improve on this story?
Why was I staying at this uncle's house? Where was this house and what kind of house was it? What kind of person was this Uncle?
Tim Snyder
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If I were to lie, I would keep it simpler.

Why did you become a magician? I would answer in a somber / serious tone, " I was chosen." What do you mean? Who chose you? My only reply would be to say, "I am not allowed to say anything more."
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Just tell truth.
My story:
Magic chose me, I didn't seek it. I do have a truthful story and I share it with those that ask, boring or not.
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The truth is the best, no matter what.
For what ever reason you became a magician.
It might sound boring to you but to a lay person, they really are interested.
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Yup, it was a mistake you will have to live with forever. Don't deny it - revel in it.

I just published a novel in which two of the main characters are magicians -- and the experience affects every decision and interaction they enjoy.
The discipline, appreciation of mystery and wonder, public speaking skills, presence and confidence, etc. -- all value assets to everyday living.

So, never make an excuse about being a magician -- unless you are a very bad one Smile

(doing trick is not being a magician)
"there is real merit in the magician who tries to be creative – from such endeavors magic sustains its life energy." Harold Rice



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Funsway -- What's the title of your book, and where is it available?
It's still magic even if you know how it's done.
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On Jun 11, 2017, Tim Snyder wrote:
If I were to lie, I would keep it simpler.

Why did you become a magician? I would answer in a somber / serious tone, " I was chosen." What do you mean? Who chose you? My only reply would be to say, "I am not allowed to say anything more."


YES! I LIKE Tim's answer!

Several GOOD answers, but, I like Tim's best!
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On Jun 13, 2017, Doug Trouten wrote:
Funsway -- What's the title of your book, and where is it available?



"Two Cabins" on lulu.com either printed or eBook
"there is real merit in the magician who tries to be creative – from such endeavors magic sustains its life energy." Harold Rice



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Thanks, Funsway. It's on my Kindle now. (But I'm afraid it will have to wait a bit. Neal Stephenson's new door-stop arrived today.)
It's still magic even if you know how it's done.
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On Jun 11, 2017, Tim Snyder wrote:
If I were to lie, I would keep it simpler.

Why did you become a magician? I would answer in a somber / serious tone, " I was chosen." What do you mean? Who chose you? My only reply would be to say, "I am not allowed to say anything more."


HAHAHA! Yes. This.
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