Ladies and Gentlemen, magicians are real. Flesh and bone, living and breathing.
They are not, however, the masters of prestidigitation who dazzle us with trickery born from distraction, smoke, and mirrors. Although they employ wands —to fabricate marvelous creations and previously unimaginable accomplishments—the exclamation Abracadabra!, for them, is nothing more than eleven letters and a bit of punctuation.
Real magicians spin yarns of wonder. They immerse us in worlds where anything is possible. They create something from where there was once nothing, and their stage is much larger than wood planks betwixt two curtains.
Their magic resides within the pen, brush, and camera. Artists are magicians.
Writing © 2018 Joe Blend. All rights reserved; illustration © 2016 Joe Blend. All rights reserved.