What an incredible article written by Megan Scribner. It's things like these that remind me why I enjoy doing what I do.
I remember it was one of the most stressful weeks I ever had in college. I had about five papers due, three exams, and four shows all within 3 days. I was also the Vice President of the Student Government so we had a big event coming up with the university president. It was wild and I was pretty out pulling my hair out.
All of a sudden, someone sent me a message and said "Did you read this article on you?" I clicked on the link and it was a piece written by Meghan Scribner, a girl from my hometown. I didn't really know her, but I knew the name and I think we may have met a few times. She must have seen me perform at some point.
She had to write a piece for her school, UMass Dartmouth, on something that impacted her life. And she chose me
"For Hanover, Massachusetts, population 13,879, one person who is able to bring us together is John Logan."
As I read the article, my eyes started to tear up and I had chills going down my back. This article proved to me that even the smallest action can impact someone's life. My hectic schedule didn't matter to me anymore. By seeing how I positively impacted this girl's life reminded me that hard works pays off. No monetary value can compare to making someone feel this way.
To me, magic isn't about the trick. It's the feeling people get after the trick. That emotion of curiosity and wonder. That moment of bringing people together that probably would never communicate otherwise to create a common experience. To me, that is the real magic.