This is my dear friend Laura.
She is an extraordinary human being.
We first met at The Magic Circle. Being both professional magicians we share a deep love for our craft and bringing joy and happiness to others.
If you experience Laura’s show, you will feel her deep desire to make you happy.
We spoke at length today.
Our conversation covered, Magic - being a woman in a male dominated craft, Beauty, Life and being real. I listened deeply to her sharing, her vulnerability impacted me deeply. She always wanted to be a Magician, study Magic and learn from the best.
Her story was full of personal challenges, I was impressed by her courage to fight back. Her determination and commitment saw her join The Magic Circle and then she was able to fulfil her dream.
She had to find her own way, this meant saying “NO” to situations that no longer worked for her. This decision meant taking the road less traveled.
At times in our conversation I saw my life in her story. It takes courage to take a stand for yourself, Laura did this and embraced an aspect of our craft that really got my attention.
One day, she rang me up and said, “Hey Mike, I am studying Sleight of Hand Card Magic”.
If you know anything about me and my work you will know that Card Magic is my first love, this is my self-expression. Laura was serious, she applied herself to this very difficult branch of Magic and has become a terrific voice and presence for women in Magic.
This is beautiful because she has her own show called "CHEAT" and presents an evening of Sleight of Hand that is fantastic.
Laura London The Magician is a delightful experience.
Who is Laura the Woman, the beauty beneath the pretty face, the dynamic attention grabbing RED hair?
This is what I was actively listening for and searching.
I found her.
Look at her photograph.
I love it, do you?
I see someone confident, approachable and yet there is a subtle hint of uncertainty or vulnerability.
This to me is endearing.
I also sensed from being with Laura a deep desire to love and be loved.
I asked her, what does beauty mean to you?
In her own words, she said, “ Beauty is kindness, passion and love. True beauty is reflected in your soul. Smiling at others even when you are having a bad day, complimenting someone and meaning it, most importantly being the best person that you can be”.xxx
This expression by Laura reveals her true nature - she has retained her youthful childlike spirit of love, freedom, adventure and the perpetual quest for happiness.
In the face of life and all its drama, she generates the smile on her face first.
This smile is her gift to the world and what follows is the real magic of her generous happy spirit. If you ever meet her, be as equally generous in how you respond to her. This symbiotic relationship is what keeps Laura engaged with life, love and the pursuit for happiness.