Sign up Latest Topics Chat
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment  
RayJ

Avatar / Picture

Honored Member
Registered:
Posts: 3,380
Reply with quote  #1 
I stumbled upon this video some time ago and wanted to share it with the group.  I hope it hasn't been shared here previously, but if it has, perhaps this will serve as a reminder.

Tom Dobrowolsky is a Chicago magician.  I met him at Midwest Magic many, many years ago.  Tom is one of the nicest people you'll ever meet and a good magician to boot.  He has published some of his creations too.

In this video, Tom tells a heart-warming story of kindness and makes a plea to the magic community.  Call it passing it on or paying it forward, whatever you call it, if you are in a position to help someone, sieze the opportunity!  You won't regret it.

0
Mike Powers

Avatar / Picture

Honored Member
Registered:
Posts: 2,389
Reply with quote  #2 
Thanks for posting this RayJ. I've known Tom a long time, but I hadn't heard this story. Or, if I did, it left my memory. 

I had already decided to pass on my entire collection of Marlo books/magazines etc to a young Chicago magician. But I'll up the game based on Tom's request. Great idea!! "Pay it forward."


Mike
0
John Cowne

Inner Circle
Registered:
Posts: 382
Reply with quote  #3 
Ray, this one choked me up. The graciousness of so many people ‘passing it on’ is always a mark of when a community really becomes a community. I’ve got (non-magic) friends I want to show this clip to. I’m thankful that you’ve got your finger on the pulse, Ray.
0
krolik

Avatar / Picture

Member
Registered:
Posts: 48
Reply with quote  #4 
Thanks for posting. Excellent for the holiday season (or any season).
0
X

Avatar / Picture

Inner Circle
Registered:
Posts: 246
Reply with quote  #5 

As someone who grew up poor, days without food, sometimes houseless, between the Rez and the slums/Barrio, etc always needing alternative means...

without some people sharing with me, I would never have had access to Magic/Mentalism/PK techniques.... if people are going to talk about Magicians and performers as a "community"  sharing and "paying it forward" should also be a part of it 


__________________
Professional: PK-Mentalist/Magician/Geek/Shock Entertainer

Member/Performer: Magic Castle

Creator, Consultant, Lecturer, Imagineer



0
RayJ

Avatar / Picture

Honored Member
Registered:
Posts: 3,380
Reply with quote  #6 
Quote:
Originally Posted by X

As someone who grew up poor, days without food, sometimes houseless, between the Rez and the slums/Barrio, etc always needing alternative means...

without some people sharing with me, I would never have had access to Magic/Mentalism/PK techniques.... if people are going to talk about Magicians and performers as a "community"  sharing and "paying it forward" should also be a part of it 



Great post X!

I'm glad your life is better now.
0
X

Avatar / Picture

Inner Circle
Registered:
Posts: 246
Reply with quote  #7 
Tlazocamati (thank you)


though "Better" is ever-changing, we live in the now, one day at a time [smile]

__________________
Professional: PK-Mentalist/Magician/Geek/Shock Entertainer

Member/Performer: Magic Castle

Creator, Consultant, Lecturer, Imagineer



0
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.