I did it!
I can’t find a good picture to illustrate it, but I straddled up under the lyra for the first time today in class :D I normally ask for help because my straddle is my weakest move, but I decided to just go for it, and somehow my straddle-muscles (read: abs) all kicked in at the same time and I found myself inexplicably, weightlessly, upside down. It was fucking wonderful.
(via Liza Minnelli - Cabaret - Maybe This Time - YouTube) To be filed under “very very very very secret romantic.”
Fall seven times, Stand up eight.– (via girlinthecircus)
Riot Hooping & Aerial Dance: So... →
OhmygodohmygodohmyGOD. Christmas present please please pretty please? riothooping: Not much going on today. EXCEPT I PUBLISHED A MUTHAFUCKIN’ BOOK. Right here, actually. Here’s a fun fact: There’s not one, single f-bomb in the entire text. That actually makes me sad. The Aerialist’s Companion The Aerialist’s Companion is a step by step guide for aerialists of all…
Suck It Up, Buttercup! Circus Is Hard! →
Sometimes- like tonight- I get caught up on how much time, money, energy, sweat, tears, calluses and blood I’ve poured into doing aerial over the past two years. And I usually end up pouring more tears into it because I get into a vicious cycle of comparing myself to people who’ve done far less than me and progressed miles beyond where I am now. And that’s when I go back and read...
After leaving a particularly rough aerial class...
Me: Wash, tell me I’m good at circus? Maymay: If I were a promoter I’d book you in a manly fashion :) Me: Cuz I’m a good aerialist? Maymay: Cuz you’re a good aerialist :) I have the best boy.
When I’m not doing something that comes deeply from me, I get bored. When I get...– Maria Irene Fornes (via plutoniumpearl)