Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Time I Tried Magic

I don't quite remember if it was five or ten years ago, only that I had somehow gotten it into my head that I could dabble in the dark arts. I had seen some television program that revealed the simple sleight of hand behind the classic "coin from the ear" trick that has delighted children for centuries.

Thinking that I could do this, I attempted to at some family gathering, in order to entertain some young cousins. As I fumbled with the coin in my hand, attempting to hide it from view, I knew that I would fail. That the trick would not succeed. That the ruse had been revealed before it began. Still I went on with the sad ordeal, half-heartedly pretending to pull the coin from behind the ear.

And that is the time i tried magic.

4 Comments:

Blogger Volker The Fiddler said...

How could you bear such a shame?

6:32 PM  
Blogger John D. Moore said...

My heart goes out to you. Reminds me of the time I tried standup comedy.

4:37 PM  
Blogger Volker The Fiddler said...

The time you tried stand up comedy, John, reminded me of when Joey Gladstone tried to become the straight man.

6:17 PM  
Blogger Yarjka said...

You should have tried real magic.

1:43 PM  

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