Magic for me is a wonderful ability, it is the ability to meet people, it gives me the ability to give them something and it also gives me the ability to leave my impression on these people forever.
I was just at La Familia Restaurant in Esher today performing for Cathy and her family. It was Cathy's birthday and everyone was in great spirits already. I entertained the table in a cabaret fashion, making sure everyone got to be a part of the magic. After a huge rapturous round of applause (one of many throughout the afternoon!) and before I left, a gentleman named Mark pulled me to one side and said to me, 'I have seen magic before and like to think I can do a couple of tricks, but what you do is something else, it really is astounding'.
These kinds of comments always mean so much to me, however it was Cathy's comment that is the reason I do what I do. It is to make positive memories for people that last a lifetime. Cathy who looked me in the eye and said, 'Thank you so much, you have made my day really very special' to me, that makes all the hours behind the scenes studying, practicing, and rehearsing for sometimes days on end all worth it.
Thank you Cathy, happy birthday!
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Ben Williams is a member of the Magic Circle and a close up magic specialist