Drop the pinkie, you’re not the Queen

Not long ago, actor, magician and magic coach Bob Fitch was in town for a lecture and workshop. I had the honour and pleasure of meeting him and enjoyed an all-too-brief conversation with him over dinner.

While discussing his coaching work, I mentioned a young magician I had met who had devised some stunningly magical moves, but executed them in a way that was at odds with his physique. Bob replied, “Yes, we don’t see ourselves.”

Bob’s answer inspired me to write a short article about matching our sleight-of-hand motions to our natural motions. I hope you enjoy A matter of deception, and after you’ve read it, let me know if you agree that this is something we should care about.

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