Lisa and I had the wonderful opportunity to attend a Birthday Party for the daughter of Farah, one of my co-workers. It was a delightful party with lots of wonderful people in attendance. It was held at the “Flavors of India” Restaurant in West Jordan; excellent food! Farah and her family are from Bangladesh, and most of the Bangladesh community in the Salt Lake Valley were in attendance. What a happy time!
The biggest surprise, for me, of the evening was the Magician that was hired to entertain the kids. I walked in, not expecting there to be a Magician at the party. At first, I wasn’t sure why this smiling gentleman was wearing a sparkly gold tie. But as I was milling around with my camera, I started to pay a little more attention to this very happy man with the huge smile.
Then it dawned on me: that’s Christopher Fair! I know him!
I met Christopher Fair about thirty years ago in Cedar City when he was down there to do a show. At that time, I had the wonderful opprotunity of speaking with him for a while. I was very impressed with his contagiously happy approach to life. He was a delightful man, full of laughter and love.
And here he was, entertaining the children at a Birthday Party where I had the luck to be in attendance!
The next day, at work, I asked Farah how she found Christopher. She had attended several other celebrations where Magicians had been hired; one of whom was Christopher. Of all the Magicians she had watched, Christopher was the one who impressed her the most. She liked his smile and how kind and loving he was towards the children.
His kind and loving approach, together with his smile and laughter were in full swing at the Birthday Party. The venue was very small and there were people walking past Christopher to get to the buffet, the restrooms and what-not. Christopher never seemed bothered by the interruptions and was able to continue with his show without missing a beat. I was VERY impressed! But more important was the fact that the children were enthralled and amazed!
Farah shared a blog entry she found that gives some background information on Christopher: http://gorillasdontblog.blogspot.com/2007/04/christopher-fair-court-jester-part-1.html.
And here is a link directly to Christopher’s website: MagicWithaFlair.com