For my 30th birthday, Dan gave me one of the most unique and thoughtful gifts I’ve ever received: an Illusionist locket.
For those of you who are not familiar with the Illusionist locket or the movie, The Illusionist tells the story of Eisenheim, a magician in turn of the century Vienna, who uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing. There is a scene in the movie where Eisenheim gives his sweetheart a locket that is shaped like an oval. With a single twist, the locket is then heart shaped. Upon opening this heart, a small photo of Eisenheim was revealed, with no folds, tears, or scratches visible.
The Illusionist locket that Dan presented to me is very similar to the movie locket; it starts as an oval, with a single twist it turns into a heart, and the photo enclosed does not have any tears, splits, or folds. The locket I received is very unique as it doesn’t hold just one photo – it holds two different photos! What a completely fitting gift from my magician! A magic trick that reminds me of Dan, and two photos enclosed within it – one of James and one of Grace!