Most people she never tells about the tightrope because she doesn’t want to listen to their helpful comments from the ground.
this is a special balancing trick that requires a small child to stay completely still (so it’s still only theoretical)
The only thing that keeps me together some days is an unwavering belief in balance, he said. I try to eat a big breakfast, too.
If you had to balance as much stuff as I do, she said, you’d take an hour in the bathroom every morning too.
I have a friend who used to ride bareback in a circus. In one picture I’ve seen she is wearing blue sequins with her smile spread wide as her arms. One time I asked her was it hard to balance? No, she said, you always balance. Only sometimes, she added, you balance on your butt.