One second it’s there and the next it isn’t. It comes and goes with a fluidity only achieved by a master. While you know it’s all just a trick, you can’t help but believe it’s real.
For an instant, you are absolutely mesmerized. You succumb to the magic of it all. It overwhelms you and takes your breath away. But then the card slips. The handkerchief falls. The magic is gone along with the feeling of wonderment. You had been fooled and you will continue to be fooled. You will continue to feel betrayed, yet enchanted at the same time. The confusion within you will persist and you’ll have to learn to tell yourself that these, all of these, are merely magic tricks.