Credit for this fabulous image goes to Jonathan Rosenbaum
Ladies and Gents, prepare yourselves for an amazing journey via a 26-part magic trick to commence on 1 April 2014 and to conclude on 30 April 2014.
For my first trick, I will take in hand a copy of The Collins Concise* and close my eyes. I will riffle through the A section and randomly, with my fingertip, stab a spot on a page. I will open my eyes, regard the placement of my fingertip, note the word closest to it, and write whatever comes to me in the Moment of Meant to Be.** And you, the audience, are encouraged to record what predominant meaning the sum of those words strikes in your heart.
Then, for every trick after that, from B to Z, you may do the same. And when I have pulled from the hat the essence of the random word of Z, and you have pondered its significance, you may allow the accumulative magic of all tricks A-Z to reveal to you your fortune.
And unlike the Copperfield magic trick below, which is based on deep mathematics and the power of suggestion, this A-Z trick is based on the suggestion of the power of your own potentiality.
To magic, then: Cheers!
* The Collins Concise Dictionary Of The English Language, Second Edition 1988, Collins – London and Glasgow
**the Moment Of Meant To Be is the instant of lucidness that arises from the contemplation of any given thing and subsequently reveals the essence of it. These Moments will be dashed off in paragraphs of 200 words or less and may be dark or shining, delirious or rational, but each paragraph will stir thoughts and feelings that lead to a meaning unique to you.