Dying/broken/forgiven.... now I begin

Born: 17-06-56....gemini.... monkey
re-born: 3-09-80
born again\found: 14-04-08
other notable dates: 10-03-68; 03-09-87; 23-03-96;
1-05-98; 31-01-02; 5-04-04

Interests: movement, stressed/transgressive embodiment, lived experience (body\space\time\relation)
expression ( word, dance, text, image, story, music, poetics)
learning, yielding......

Hopes for the blog:
offer up the wild intersectedness of lived experience and engage others in creative, expressive, perhaps irreverant, hopefully playful, and respectful encounters....
enact kindness
create moments of pause for disclosure, discovery, stillness

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Four Laws

In the barnstorming days, the county fairs would have as attractions "wing walking" where the sensation seekers of the time ( usually more likely to be women than men!) would voluntarily walk on the two-tiered airplane wings while the plane was in flight.
The story goes that these gals had rules of engagement for anyone who felt the urge; they were passed on to me by a great great grand-daughter. I pass them on to you....
the four laws of wing walking

If you want to get off the ground, you've got to lighten your load.

Do not let go of something unless you've got a hold of something else.

In order to take a step, you've got to spend a terrifying amount of time in mid-air.

Flying isn't the miracle.... landing is.

sounds good to me!


  1. I would call that good advice.
    Some days it seem like I'm wing walking and the plane is upside down.
    I'm cool, but worried about my movements when they right the plane for the miracle we all agree upon, to happen.

  2. I like the last one best. Btw, had an email that you stopped by my blog, but blogger seemed to have lost the comment itself. Just wanted to say thanks. Hope you're keeping cool this summer. Cheers.

  3. Punch-- good analogy on the reversal of position. Some days, the twists and turns are all one can depend on to be predictable.... hope you are staying as cool as you can.

    Gerry-- thanks for the visit. Here 's a funny thing... I can see my comment on your blog. Really liked your most recent one and told you so. Niagara region is under heat and air advisory, but it's supposed to break by Friday ( July 9) .... fingers crossed.