Last year I wrote this but didn’t post it. I wrote about my then 5 year old grandson, who is into magic. His friend, who is a pretty 6 year old girl was enthralled with the tricks he showed her, and upset when he wouldn’t repeat a trick or worse, tell her how it was done. One day when my grandson was away, the little girl came into the house to play with my granddaughter who is 3 years old. While they were playing, my granddaughter said to my daughter, “Mommy, where is the key to my bruder’s magic box? Sally wants to open it. She wants to see bruder’s magic tricks.” My daughter said to her. Tell Sally that if she wants to see how magic tricks are done, she should ask her mother to take her to the magic shop ( yes, I trained my children well) and buy some.
When my daughter told her son about that incident, he said,” Oh, don’t worry about it. I hid part of the tricks in another place just in case someone managed to get to my magic box. They couldn’t figure it out with the pieces missing.” 5 years old!
That was then. He never told a sole. Now when he progressed. He confessed to me the other night that he has a friend in kindergarten who is also a magician and they discuss magic. He is 6 now. I can just see two 6 year olds discussing magic. It must be quite like the 20 year olds and 60 year olds that meet in the shop and have the same discussions. It brings a smile to my face whenever I think of it.
It always fascinated me that no matter the difference in age,class or language , when magicians meet all barriers are gone and they seem to reach a different level and are able to discuss and get what they want to across to each other. I remember Bill Zavis, a high level sophisticated diplomat from the U.S.A, who was stationed in Montreal for a few years, and was also a magic author and accomplished magician; he and a labourer, not well educated, and not well groomed, but knew his magic, used to have these wonderful discussions. They couldn’t care less about each others social status. Magic was all. And then I picture the 2 6 year olds. Its just plain magic!