This, then, may be the one great secret that keeps the uninitiated out of the “inner circle”, and those “in the know” secure in their art: the ability to care.
I’ve been working on this trick for just a few hours total. So far, it’s pretty rough. Nothing near as good as this version. I find my sleight at the critical moment flashes a bit, makes a sound (much more noticeable with the new pack of cards I just opened), or simply takes way too long. More work is needed before I can show this to an actual audience. But I’m going to stick with it because I simply love the effect. It’s delightful.