When I met him, I think he was well over 90, and wasn’t tracking as well as he would have liked. (That’s my way of saying that I met him, but I’m not sure he met me.) But it was a thrill nevertheless. I have many of his books, And I’ve studied tricks that he helped make famous. And that night… it was totally cool to shake his hand.
What’s my point? I’m not sure I have one, except to say that it is very cool to be part of something that is bigger than myself; it’s cool to be a magician.