What's the motivation? Why rip up a card only to put it back together? I've been spending a lot of time working on T&R cards lately. It got me thinking about the patter. What I want to stray away from is the boring "if I put the piece here...you can actually see it restores..." patter. I want to know what patter would best provide the justification for ripping up a card and putting back together. There needs to be something in what the magician is saying that provides an emotional hook for the audience. Without the hook, it becomes a very bland systematic "trick". What sort of patter provides both a justification as well as something for the audience to be interested in? All Thoughts/Ideas/Help are welcome.