61: An act of boldness
This quote is often misattributed to the famous German writer Goethe, but I found out in this article that it’s not his. Since no one really knows who said it I didn’t attribute the quote to anyone. If anyone knows for certain who it is please let me know.
So anyway, I’ve actually been up on a trapeze a couple of times. I was just doing beginner stuff but I got to hang upside down by my legs and be caught by another dude swinging towards me. It was so freaking scary and exhilarating at the same time. My brother used to work for Cirque du Soleil in Macau as a physical therapist so I’ve seen a few different Cirque shows and I got to go back stage and hang with the artists. The performers are called ‘artists’ which I thought is pretty cool … and definitely true. The trapeze artists really do perform art, night after night, except their bodies are the brush.