Sunday, I was performing street magic at the Pecan Street Festival in Austin. This was in conjunction with the Doc Seaton Magic Side Show. This was also my first time performing street magic. I had just finished a set, when a lady came up to me and said I was the best magician she had seen all day. Then she gave me a 10 cent tip. (two nickels). I smiled and thanked her. Later, I was tell this story to some friends and we were all laughing about how I was the best but only worth 10 cents. Then all of a sudden my friend Ray Anderson stops laughing and say, “That may have been a lot of money to her.”
My mind immediately went to the story in the bible where Jesus commented that the window who gave only two small coins had given more than all the rich people. They gave out of their surplus and she gave out of her poverty.
Thanks Ray for putting this in the proper context for me.