Smoke an mirrors is the idea of creating something that is not there appear there, or to make something appear different than it really is. It has been used for centuries. In fact most political figures use smoke and mirrors to divert attention from what they are really doing or really mean. It creates the illusion of something other than what it is., whether that’s an idea or a real tangible object. Magicians have used smoke and mirrors since magic was first used. In all honesty, there is nothing truly magical. The best magicians are very adapt at using smoke and mirrors so that you cannot see what they are actually doing. I admit, some are very, very good but you must keep in mind it is never what you think it is.
How to celebrate – Learn to do some magic tricks. Try to spot the illusion being created for you. Figure out where you can use smoke and mirrors in your daily life.
Today is the Festival of Smoke and Mirrors Day, or just Smoke and Mirror Day. It’s a day to question what you think you see because it may not be what you think it might be. Magicians use this art in their shows all the time. They get you watching something that takes your attention away from the actual trick they are performing.
When something has no logical conclusion it can also be Smoke and Mirrors. When we some5thing that isn’t really there, it’s probably smoke and mirrors. People who pretend they are something they are not, promises made that are never intended to be kept, what you want to believe is real but know it isn’t… that’s all smoke and mirrors.
The entire idea is that you can’t see what is truly hidden by smoke, and what you do see in a mirror isn’t really there. How many of us live that way? We go to work and act one way, but at home we are someone different. We want to scream but know better than doing so. We become the mirror of what others want to see while we hide in the smoke of who we are.
Oh well, that’s starting to get a little too deep. Just keep your eyes open so that you see the real thing, and not the smoke and mirrors being offered.
How to celebrate – Go see a magic show.