By Kerry White
In 1936, after a last unsuccessful séance… [Bess Houdini] put out the candle that she had kept burning … since his death… Bess said that ‘ten years is long enough to wait for any man.‘ ” – “The Secret Life of Houdini”
Harry couldn’t be sure when he became aware or, for that matter, where he was.
He was more than happy to be free of the pain and the fatigue that had preceded his death…I am dead. I remember dying, my last breath, my promise to Bess–to contact her.
He struggled to see his surroundings, there was nothing, just darkness…no, wait, not darkness…nothingness. Harry had spent more than enough time in enclosed, dark places to know that this was not lack of light where you could still “feel” your surroundings and experience the physicality of it. Here, he had nothing, no sensation of containment, a lack of complete anything physical around him.
It made him afraid. [Read more…] about Magic Act