November 30, 2010

Word of the Day: Funambulism

Funambulism is the art of walking along a thin wire or rope, usually at a great height.
Tightrope walkers sometimes use balancing poles and may perform the feat without a safety net for effect.

Whoever is proud of his fear dares to stretch ropes on precipices; he launch himself into the assault of the bell towers; he moves away and joins the mountains. 
This is the travel to do: stand up where the wire mixes with the paper of the sky. 
(Philippe Petit)


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