Tuesday, October 18, 2016
My best friend is beautiful. Stunningly beautiful. Of course she knows it and uses it to her advantage but she also sees the beauty in other people.
Men always flock around her. As I said she is beautiful. And she gets the special treatment that beautiful people often get. That is a handy asset for her and for the people with her.
At the same time my friend is not a shallow person. She is caring and giving and has a marvelous sense of humor.
My friend has two sisters who are also good friends. We all support each other the best we can.
Her younger sister had two sons. The oldest was in school and the school was having a carnival/fundraiser. We all went to spend as much money as we could.
There was a mildly famous magician who appeared on local television children's shows often. He was appearing at the event.
He noticed my friend in the audience (what a surprise) and called her up to assist him in doing some of his magic. I can attest to the fact that they did not know each other.
He performed a lot of standard magic tricks to amaze and astound. He even managed to take my friend's watch from her arm without her knowing it.
Then came a trick that involved him placing an object into a container that looked a lot like a martini shaker. He told my friend to hold it between her hands with one end above the other and flip it three times. She did.
Then as he was giving his spiel she flipped it once again. He passed his magic wand over it and said the magic words. He then asked my friend to open the container to show that the item had disappeared or changed into something else or something.
She opened it. Nothing happened!
The magician was mildly flustered but he kept his poise and chuckled that they would need to do it over.
He watched carefully as my friend flipped the container three times for him. He reached for his wand and she flipped it again. He passed the wand over it and said his magic words. My friend opened the container. Nothing had changed.
By now the magician was determined to get the trick completed. By now the smirk on my friend's face was impossible for her to hide. They started over.
Once again even under the close scrutiny of the magician the trick failed. He was definitely aggravated.
He said he would try ONE MORE TIME. He watched as my friend flipped the canister three times. She flipped it an extra time. He waved his wand and spoke the magic words. Then he grabbed her hands and flipped the canister once more. SUCCESS!
He promptly booted my friend off the stage and completed his act. She re-joined us and we had a good laugh. I told you she has a good sense of humor.
Then he called to her that she could come back up onto the stage if she wanted to collect her necklace.