Simon is one of my most favorite people to watch perform. His magic is world class (literally, he’s won international awards). No matter how many times I see the tricks, I can’t believe my eyes. He’s also an amazing showman. He weaves stories, understanding, perspective, humor, and humility throughout the performance. He strives not to trick his audience, but to use illusion to create a temporary pause on reality. It’s like being a kid again when maybe just maybe around that corner IS a door that leads to Narnia, or maybe if this IS a magical ring. It’s such a joy and a gift to have the awe and wonder back, if only for an hour.