hocus pocus

Hocus Pocus

I’m still not over this cold/flu and I need to be up at 4:45am for my flight to San Francisco tomorrow. Hopefully my day of rest (thank you Andy) and prescription meds will work their magic overnight.

In the meantime, while I was sleeping, Sophie found my childhood Hocus Pocus kit and, with the help of Andy, learned how to work some magic of her own.

Tonight she performed a card trick with me.

She gave me a pile of cards and said “pick a card, write the number and shape on the card on this piece of paper, and hide it.”

So I did.

Then she put the cards in three groups, and I had to tell her which group my card was in.

Then she mixed them all up.

And pulled out my card.

I don’t know if my brain is fuzzy because of the cold or the medicine but I, honestly, have no idea how she did it.

“That’s the thing with magic. You’ve got to know it’s still here, all around us, or it just stays invisible for you.” —Charles de Lint