A few years ago, I was fortunate to sit on a panel of magicians for a Q&A at a convention.
The topic was the state of the craft in the modern world and the changing role of the entertainer. One of my fellow panelists opined:
“We owe the audience a happy ending. A positive conclusion. That’s what art does.”
And all I could think … and what I said out loud was:
“Why? What ending has your heart experienced that was truly happy?”