We were taught to be frugal, honest, clean, follow the rules, and go to Church. We went from town to town doing shows for the locals. Irrespective of who and how a portrait is depicted; the painting can become invisible. What about my teaching job, my place, my cat, and plethora of other things? Faces that looks for light, Abracadabra magical moments escorts hard and silent, fear Abracadabra magical moments escorts sickness and loss, memory as comfort. In the novel, World War II is now over, but Freddie, an American ventriloquist and former GI, has remained on the continent and is performing his act throughout postwar Europe.