Ah Bay-leaf, “It's not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It's because we dare not venture that they are difficult.” - Seneca, Because you can can can can can....
Talent – Carol Ann Duffy
This is the word tightrope. Now imagine
a man, inching across it in the space
between our thoughts. He holds our breath.
There is no word net.
You want him to fall, don’t you?
I guessed as much; he teeters but succeeds.
The word applause is written all over him.
I would never dream of walking the high wire myself even with the prospect of riches and romance waiting below, but I most definitely support the right of others to do so. I might even defend it to the death!! Really.
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It is a fine line that line of tight rope, whether it be fibre filled or wordy in nature. Despite spending almost all my time on a Cloud, I can only look over down by crawling forward on my stomach until my eyes just peep over the fluffy edge.
I appreciate your devotion to the balancing arts, though would be much grieved to see you die for them. If you did die for them however, you could be the patron saint of Trapeze folk. Worth bearing in mind.
I say “To each his own” followed by “within limits”
but, more importantly from the height of a cloud or a tightrope, even on your belly, vomiting down on those below can sometimes happen.
Turns out I’m immortal. Just found out the other day, but perhaps if I faked my own death I could watch people praying to a statue of me in a lovely garden somewhere.
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One should never chuck from a Cloud, it’s terribly bad form. Having said that as Elvis said “accidents will happen” – actually you were saying that too so I practically have a chorus line now.
Immortal. I’m so sorry to hear of your condition. Is there nothing that can be done? They say peppermint tea is good for upset tums, perhaps that’s worth a shot?
I heard, some time ago, from a young man, world traveler, explorer type fellow, that he once partook of a peppermint tea brewed by a fraternity of Buddhist Monks called the Amarapura Nikaya located in Sri Lanka that bestowed upon the drinker life beyond never ending. It’s what he told me.
PS I was hoping to get your opinion on an idea I had for spelling ‘Founder’, as in President and founder,with two ‘n’s. Let me know. Thanks
Beyond never ending. Beyond it. I like that. there’s much to be said for a nice cup of tea. Tea often has magical properties. It is the drink of the Elementals of the Troposphere, though the strain is a closely guarded secret.
I’d suggest a trial period of two ‘n’s’ but would also add an extra one to President to keep things looking elegant. Try it on, swish about the room in it for a while, see how it feels. Also, I need to see it in action to be sure, so I shall comment more once you have implemented your extra ‘n’s’ .
Professor VJ Duke said:
I’d like to see him fall, then catch himself.
Caught by the heels as he spins.