I've been studying magic fairly seriously for 15 years. I've built a respectable book collection and study them assiduously and get a lot of joy and relaxation from practicing daily (mostly card magic). Now, here's what may may seem like an odd admission: I've never performed a magic trick for another person. Anyone else similarly inclined, who gets a great deal out of the study without any real desire to perform? Is magic without an audience a 'tree falls in the woods' situation? As a professional musician, I know that taking it from the practice studio to the stage is a needed step to go from good to great, but I’ve been fine with magic just being a personal pursuit.