Tain‘t What You Do (it’s the way that you do it)
One of the things that magicians get asked most is “How did you do that?”
They are missing the point. Magic is not about the mechanics of the trick. Like a great meal or driving a fabulous car, if you are thinking about what the separate parts do, you are missing the joy of the moment.
In this most beautiful piece of magic, Penn actually tells you how it is don, “it’s done with a piece of thread!” even then, that doesn’t come close to explaining the hours of working out the “how” or more importantly the “why”. This transcends magic and become a piece of theatre.
Don’t worry about trying to work it out, just enjoy it.