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Terrible Wizard
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That's all.

Sorry about the inanity of the thread, I just wanted to express it to someone. Magic is great fun, personally empowering, wonderfully educative, fantastically mind expanding, and generally all round excellent. Smile
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I'll third that!

Mentalism in Ontario.
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Smokey Robinson, that brings back the memories !
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Couldn't agree more. Communication skills, confidence level, vocabulary and proper enunciation have greatly improved.
Not to mention developing friendships. I've encountered many personality types as well as those with physical and mental handicaps and how to deal with those (hopefully) successfully. It's a constant learning process but magic opens up those opportunities. ..... The icing on the cake is making deposits weekly to my savings account at the bank////// which brings me to
another positive scenario...

The employees at the bank realize by the deposits that I'm a magical entertainer and ask questions. They have as a group (girls night out) come out to see me at the restaurants where I perform as well as others bringing their children and grandkids. It springboards from there. None of this would have been possible without this wonderful art. Also thanks to all those creative minds who bring their creations and ideas to market.
If you can't help worrying, remember worrying can't help you!
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You are 100% correct about magic. I love magic too. I love studying the art as much as I love to practice and preform. Nothing is better than hearing gasps from spectators and watching them pick their jaws off the ground!
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I am really new to magic and I am spending time on magic because I really love it.
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Just the other day I was at a friends BBQ. I knew a few people there and a lot I dint know. It was made up of little group like his work college, her college, mum from school gates. Somehow word got out I i got asked to do a trick. So I did a quick CMH. 40min later I stopped for a drink. As always great to share with people. The conversations and laughter. As result the individual groups started to talk to each other. The host said magic is awesome and she rigth.
Enjoy your magic,

and let others enjoy it as well!
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It IS a wonderful thing, isn't it!!?? I used to perform as a clown magician, juggler, balloon sculptor decades ago. I didn't do a lot of shows, but several over the years. I've recently gotten back into magic because I just love it so much! I don't know yet if I'll get back into public performances or not, but for now I'm content with practicing and seeing my own improvement, learning new sleights and reviving old ones, and just purely enjoying it for the sake of enjoyment. Plus, it's a different world out there now with YouTube, PDF books, forums, online chats, etc.! It seems much easier now to find information and communicate with others!
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The only downside to loving magic, is that it can be a little bit all consuming at times. It's happened a couple of times where I've been so absorbed in magic that other hobbies, and even obligations and duties, have slipped - not to mention how my bank balance, storage space, and health has been hit!

I've been unable to sleep because of magic ... and also ended dreaming about magic when I have slept!

Sometimes I have to force myself to put things into perspective, take a step back, take a short break, and rally myself - else I get burned out, damage relationships and become a little obsessive.

But all that said, I'm still lovin' it Smile
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If I'm asked to do a trick in a casual setting, I say: "OK, but you're going to have to help me." I then do effects with a lot of audience participation. For example, I do Hopping Halves where the audience has to fill in the story of a "boy from America meets girl from England" story. Or, if it's cards, it's Aldo Colombini's "Fireworks" type routine. Or, if it's mentalism, I use "The Informant" and ask people to draw a single line and pass it to the next person. The last person completes the drawing and I try to read all their minds and duplicate the drawing. It's the same "trick", but for some reason it seems more impossible.

When I was a kid, my parents had a friend/business partner who always had a magic trick for the kids. I never forgot Jerry. He used magic as a social tool. Jerry went on to become a billionaire, I think in part because of his ability to entertain and to bring people together in a memorable way.

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