Monday, February 23, 2009

Man on Wire

There is no why.
Art in the extreme.
Before 'extreme' sports was even coined.
High wire walkers are a persistent sort.
Obviously very narrowly focused
when need be
Inspiring, to say the least.

Phillipe Petit, the French tightrope walker from “Man on Wire” — which won for best documentary feature — walked into the ceremony on the carpet and said, “I haven’t been looking at the red carpet, I’ve been looking above and thinking of what it would be like to be on a wire above all this.”

Funny that. I'm always looking at ceilings and wondering how cool it would look to rig. Guessing I'll have to set my sites higher.

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