Many decades ago when I was still a teenager and wondering what my place was in the world, Philippe Petit (b. 1949) was walking a tightrope between the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City….. 1,350 feet above the ground…. August 7, 1974. He did it 8 times in 45 minutes.
I thought to myself, “How do you practice for that?”
Well, yesterday, I found the new generation of high wire artists practicing their craft:
There ya go.
You can practice, which is good, because as my wise old grandmother always told me when I was practicing the violin:
“Practice makes perfect!”