Don’t worry, though, that’s not the magic I spoke of earlier.
Enjoy this moment. Here it comes. Here comes the magic.
Very quickly, get up off your bed or chair or place against the wall. Get up and walk over to the door you closed behind you a few minutes ago. Put your ear against the door and listen. Hold your breath.
I wonder if you can hear me.
Let me expand on the scene I described a moment ago. You remember, the one with you in the dark room, reading. Yes, well, outside of that room, on the other side of that closed door, someone you can’t see is standing. It’s me. I wonder if you can guess my name. The slightly autistic among you may have already registered the first letters of the last five paragraphs and what they spell. It’s the closest I have to a name.
Can you hear me breathe? No? Perhaps I’m holding my breath too, with an ear pressed up against the door, trying to hear you.
Or perhaps there is one last step, one last instruction you must follow in order to make this magic work.
Invite me in.
Come now, don’t be bashful! You already spoke to me earlier when you answered my question about the light. All you have to do is ask me to come in. You see. I know you’re alone in there, all by yourself in the dark. And I want to prove to you that the magic works.