A Love Letter to the Tightwire

Here’s the thing. When you first start wirewalking, you take one step onto the wire and lose your balance and fall. And that’s OK. That’s how it’s supposed to go. That’s how you learn. You land on your feet and get back up on the wire and try again. And it takes time, so much time, before you get to two steps, and then three, and then four, and you keep falling. A controlled fall is better than an uncontrolled one that injures you, anyways. (You learn this the hard way.)

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I Hate My Body (Part Two)

At this moment, I am wearing a thermal shirt, cotton sweatshirt, and fleece sweater; two pairs of socks – my regular ankle socks and a pair of very thick wool socks; and three pairs of pants – thermal leggings, regular leggings, and sweatpants. I also have on a nice, cozy hat. I am only now beginning to warm up.

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