Sometimes I feel like I’m walking a tightrope high above snapping alligators with a rusty razor blade in one hand and an ice cream cone in the other. Trying to get safely to the other side, and still enjoy that ice cream cone.
Life can be like that. If you don’t learn to balance things you find yourself in constant discomfort and danger, anxious and unsatisfied. Balance is not something we’re born with; it’s something we learn.
From the time we learn to walk, talk, love, share, ride a bike or deflect the daily barrage of insults, poisons, trials and tribulations that life hurls at us there’s always another human being there showing you “the ropes.” The more people you’re open to learning from, the quicker you’ll achieve your own sense of balance.
Whether it’s a lesson from my mother, a saying from my grandfather, or funny piece of advice from a complete stranger in a bar I’m always trying to keep myself open to learning new tricks for the tightrope.
My work plays on the many variations of physical and emotional balance, I hope you enjoy it.