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What is meant here by "magic?" To me, it seems that it is synonymous with effortlessness; anyone skilled in a craft makes it look easy. In order to create this magic, a person toils in private. Since no one saw the preparation, the result looks like it came from nowhere--i.e., magic.

Arthur C Clarke said it - Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Even the lucky and talented have to be taught the skills of their craft and continue to practice regularly. They just get to see a payoff earlier than everyone else.

Jascha Heifetz: "If I don't practice one day, I know it; two days, the critics know it; three days, the public knows it."

—Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart