The actual word we are supposed to use today is “prestidigitation”, but since I have to think about how to pronounce it every time I write it, I don’t want to actually write it in my post more than once. I hope you’ll thank me for that.
So that word up there means “to perform magic”, which I think is easy enough to write about.
I never really did like the older magic shows – the bird coming out of the hat, sawing a woman in half and you know… the really cheesy ones. It wasn’t until I saw David Blaine perform on TV that I realized I enjoyed street magic a lot; the up close and personal stuff that can’t really be possible, and yet, he did it.
My boyfriend loves the show The Carbonaro Effect on TruTV. I can watch it for a few minutes, but then it starts to get really boring. I don’t know if Michael Carbonaro just talks too much and I get tired of his rambling stories, or if I just can’t believe that people really believe some of the things he says to explain his magic. I wonder how many non-believers he goes through before finding someone to fall for his stories?
He does the up close and personal stuff too, so I’m not sure why I don’t like it as much as when I saw David Blaine’s Street Magic, but I just don’t. My boyfriend loves it, though. He watches it all the time when I’m reading upstairs and I hear him laughing. It makes me smile to hear him so happy, even if it’s for a show that I don’t much care for.
I can’t decide if I would like magic better if I knew the secrets behind it, or if it would really fall flat if I found out how it was performed.