Robert Houdin, the French conjuror and the man from whom the young Eric Weiss gained the inspiration for his stage name,HOUDINI, said:
"A magician is an actor playing the part of a magician"
That's what you are,not Joe Blow from Idaho,but Joe Blow the actor, playing the part of...(fill in with what you're performing). I like the expression,"performance art", whatever you are doing on the stage
is your art.What you do is your work,
make it good enough to sign your name to.And then your butterflies become part of the overall picture,like when Eddie, in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"(which see),went through the cave and into ToonLand...
Notice how,no matter what happened to him,he was now a part of the Toon world and had all the indestructibility of a toon.Even in his fight with the Judge,he still was in toonland,not Eddie Valiant,the detective,but "EDDIE VALIANT,the hero of TOONTOWN",just like SUPERMAN,"able to leap the tallest buildings,bend steel in his bare hands,change the course of mighty rivers..."In other words,Eddie Valiant,
Hope this helps... Jaime
and let me know, firstname.lastname@example.org