I’ve always been fascinated with magic. I will go to any magic show, go inside any magic shop and look around until someone makes me leave and most likely buy some ridiculous trick I can never master. I also LOVE movies like The Illusionist and The Prestige. I used to dream I would grow up to become a magician’s assistant- a beautiful accomplice who would be a part of fascinating and mystifying people, but who knew all of the secrets. Though that might make my interest in magic dwindle, it’s still always been a dream.
Today my mom and I were watching David Blaine, an illusionist and street magician. If you’ve never seen anything he does look it up on Youtube right now. Seriously go. It’s insane. He will ask someone to write a name on a piece of paper, then burn the paper and rub the ashes over his shirt. He then lifts up his shirt only to show the name that was written down is now written on his stomach in ash. He also sticks pens through his lip, pulls string out of his arm and makes cards appear inside audience members shoes. He has also broken several world records by being buried alive for 7 days, frozen for 63 hours and several others. I think it’s extremely interesting to see what he’s going to do next and how people react.
As I watched it again today, I just don’t know how I feel. Some of the things he does are just freaky and it makes me think he has supernatural powers. I don’t know what I would do if I saw some of the stuff he does in person. Some people think he is the anti-christ. Other people insist he is just a performer. I don’t know what to believe. All I know is I will stick to magic shows in Branson.
Here is a hilarious parody of David Blaine. Like I said, watch something he does first, otherwise this won’t be funny.