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Life Is A Balancing Act May 11, 2014

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Life Balance.

Look!  Up in the sky!

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It’s a bird!

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It’s a plane!

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No!  It’s the Flying Wallendas!

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And a 10-year-old Wallenda Wanna-Be.

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The petite apprentice acrobat amazed and awed the crowd with her grace, poise, and aerial acumen as she climbed up and down and spun around.

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In a dizzying display of strength and agility.

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Watch out, Nik ~ this young lady is learning the ropes!

“A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.”  William Arthur Ward

Aah . . . that’s better!



1. Val Boyko - May 11, 2014

Love the quote too!

nrhatch - May 11, 2014

May your day be filled with balance!

2. Maggie - May 11, 2014

Whoa! She is much braver than I am. 🙂

nrhatch - May 11, 2014

This was her 1st performance on the high wire ~ she did great as she climbed on X’s shoulders to ride a bike across the wire.

Her mother, watching from the ground, remained calm, cool, and collected.

3. Pix Under the Oaks - May 11, 2014

Very cool Nancy! And that quote.. the bestest.. 😀 I don’t know where I would be without my sense of humor and I love to hear and see other people’s sense of funny! Enjoy your Florida Sunday!

nrhatch - May 11, 2014

Yes! Without the lubrication of a good sense of humor, we tend to feel every pothole in the road.

4. colonialist - May 11, 2014

Imagine being born into that family with a fear of heights!

nrhatch - May 11, 2014

Ha! They might put you up for adoption with the Snake Charmer.

colonialist - May 11, 2014

In the hopes of a slight accident …

nrhatch - May 11, 2014

A tisket, a tasket
A viper in the basket!

5. Patricia - May 11, 2014

Though walking a high wire tightrope would be scary there is usually a net in case you slip. Not so with the tightrope of life.

nrhatch - May 11, 2014

The Wallendas do not use a net . . . they feel it would make them too complacent.

Patricia - May 18, 2014

Well, they are braver than me…

nrhatch - May 18, 2014

Me too! I’m happy to ride my bike on the pavement . . . doing it on the high wire, without a net, would be an adjustment.

6. Jill Weatherholt - May 11, 2014

I’m always amazed by these daredevils. I’m deathly afraid of heights. Thanks for sharing your awesome photos, Nancy!

nrhatch - May 11, 2014

I’m not afraid of heights . . . when standing on a sturdy platform. Walking across a high wire does NOT qualify as sturdy. 😉

7. bluebee - May 11, 2014

Always a wonder to watch. And nice to enjoy it outdoors against a beautiful blue sky.

nrhatch - May 11, 2014

I loved watching them ~ we had great weather for City Fest.

8. diannegray - May 11, 2014

I could never do this, Nancy and am in awe of people who can. Hopefully this doesn’t mean my life is unbalanced! 😉

nrhatch - May 11, 2014

Not at all. Your sense of humor adds balance to your steps!

9. jannatwrites - May 11, 2014

I’m way too chicken to ever do this. I’ll watch from the ground, thank you 🙂

nrhatch - May 11, 2014

I only work with a net! :mrgreen:

I am J - May 12, 2014


10. sufilight - May 12, 2014

Wow. Impressive. Read the comments (as usual) and the thought of not using a net is scary to me.

nrhatch - May 12, 2014

To me too! I’d be thinking . . . “Bombs Away!”

11. ericjbaker - May 12, 2014

I’m not afraid of heights… provided I am looking up at them from a low vantage point.

nrhatch - May 12, 2014

Exactly right! That’s the perfect vantage point.

12. I am J - May 12, 2014

10 years old and no fear. I think the fear starts about age 21 and keeps going from there. Or maybe not. Maybe I just have no “Wallenda” in me. They are all amazing.

nrhatch - May 12, 2014

I agree. We are “invincible” through most of our teens . . . and then fear sets in causing us to be cautious instead of reckless.

13. Three Well Beings - May 13, 2014

What a family to be born into! I stand amazed! I have read about the “adventure gene” and she has more than most. 🙂 Quite impressive!

nrhatch - May 13, 2014

Swinging from the swings might be fun . . . letting go would be hair raising. 😎

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