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17 May 2008 @ 10:33 am
Saturday Video Roundup: try try try to understand — he’s a magic man…  
Like a lot of people, I'm fascinated by magic. Oh, not the real kind - you know, the sleight-of-hand/parlor trick/Houdini stuff.

I used to know Whit Haydn and have seen him do stuff so well that even though I was pretty sure I knew how he was doing it, and even though I was able to stand about a foot away and watch, I still couldn't catch him.

I'm not sure I understand exactly what it is in us that responds so powerfully to illusion - maybe it's that the day-to-day world is so mundane and bereft of hope that we're automatically drawn to even the most subliminal suggestion that there could be more to life than meets the eye.