Pushing Through the Stress of the Pandemic to the “Magic of Magic”

Passing Through Walls

Salutations. It has been too long. It has been several months since I last reached out to you. Like many others, I have been pushing ahead through the aggravating, sad and upsetting blockade of COVID. The virus, and the way it boxes as all in, might as well be a wall, a very thick wall. Heck. It is a wall that is so formidable that even Houdini would have a hard time passing through it, as he did many times in front of audiences during the early 1900s.

Can a Computer Screen be Magic?

The upsetting truth of the wall of COVID, is that the degree of obstruction that is is felt can vary from person to person, some feeling more claustrophobic than others. Here in this great city of Manhattan, NY, as much as I truly care about my beloved NYC and have always seen it as being “Magic,” I still am faced with the reality of video online communication being the new entertainment medium for performers, having to do what we do by communicating via a computer screen.

Practicing Entertainment Effects in Front of a Mirror

Even as already being someone who stayed in much more than other people because of needing to practice my effects of the mysterious in front of the mirror for hours, even I am feeling the crunch and danger one takes when venturing outdoors as a variant explodes in growth. I yearn for the move from stage as cyber to being in front of audiences in person. Having to pull it together as a performer for my new digital spectators is my own methodology for achieving a better mood.

Grateful for What We Have

Lately New York City has been colder than ever, plunging down in temperature a few days ago to 12 degrees. We must never. forget that there are those less fortunate than ourselves. Those of us with heat in these chilly days of NYC are quite lucky. It is important to be grateful for what you have, especially in terms of family and friends. Therein lies not the problem, but the solution through gratitude. That is the true “Magic of Magic.”