Alternative Universe

I received an unexpected call last Friday.

The caller was a reporter from a regional newspaper. He told me that he was working on a series about people with unusual jobs and asked if I would like to be interviewed. Of course, I said yes, and we made arrangements to meet this week. I will be sure to let you know if and when the interview is published.

I have been thinking about how to talk about being a magician because in many important ways, I don’t live in the real world. Of course, I have bills, and taxes, and expenses and responsibilities. But mostly I have time to think, and create and dream and write. A typical work day includes practice and rehearsal, and client calls and vanishing coins into thin air, and making dinner and causing someone to be suspended four feet about the floor, and paying bills and escaping from a locked crate.

All in all, being a magician is just like any other job, except that I view the laws of physics more as guidelines rather than laws.

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