Persons of the Dialogue
"Many people don't want to know how a trick is done."
"They want for there to be magic," said Director.
"Yes. They want to believe it's possible to walk through a door and end up someplace else, someplace other than the other side."
Magician considered this for a moment. "Yes, unexpected - but someplace good."
"And why not someplace good that they expect?"
Magician shrugged. "Magic thrives on surprise."
"So magic, to many, is like some sort of unforeseen, but hoped for, good luck. Do you believe in luck, Magician?"
"Not so far as magic is concerned."
"What do you believe in?"
"But these fans don't want to know about that."
"No, they don't even want to know how to begin to prepare for a trick, or for what they want in their own lives for that matter."
"Why do you think that is?"
"In their own lives? They have no clear idea of what outcome they want."
"If they had a clear idea, do you think they would prepare?"
Nick Pappas, pappasnick.typepad.com