“Is this just some passing fancy or do you really love magic?”
“No,” I said with every ounce of enthusiasm I could muster, “I really love magic. I really love it.”
That was my response to Stewart James’ query. I was in my early twenties – perhaps twenty-one or two, and had been invited back to his home –Aberystwyth – down the street from the Riverview Country Inn and his Get-Together in Courtright, Ontario.
I didn’t realize it at the time but, as Howard Lyons who accompanied me later told me, it was an honour to have even been invited. Not only had I made it from the motel to the porch, and then to the kitchen table, I was now upstairs in Stewart’s Inner Sanctum. Howard told me that Karl Fulves, who had visited Stewart for about a week, never made it in off the porch.
“No”, I told Stewart. “I really love magic.” And I still do, some twenty-six or so years later.
And now it is my turn, for those interested, to invite you into my Inner Sanctum. I hope this Blog will be akin to Stewart’s “Talking Table”, where I can report on the conversations I have with my imaginary friends – and you – about magic.
All I ask is that you love it.