Sunday, September 11, 2011

Man on Wire

I can't imagine plotting for months, years, to string a wire between two towers, planning to cross the wire more than thirteen hundred feet above the ground. I can't imagine the feeling of taking that first step off the building and onto the wire (let alone what it must have been like to lay down on the wire way up there as the wind blew it around, and birds flew above and below).

When I look at pictures of Philippe Petit up on that wire, my shins ache.

I wonder if his legs still have the sense memory of being up there.

Update: Watch this! (h/t marian)



Bob said...

It was totally an otherworldly performance. And, I love the way your mind works that made you decide to post it for today.

ina said...

Thanks, Bob. It was amazing.