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  • Kimberly Hula 12:04 pm on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Boston Trapeze School, trapeze swinging   

    ADV. #13: Up In the Air With the Greatest of Ease? 

    “How did you get into this line of work?”


    Annnnd a long pause.  This had to be done for effect, right?  No matter, because at the end of the day the trapeze artist who somehow found a way to coax me off the ledge got his start swinging the bars via heroin.  Which makes this all the more spicy an adventure.

    But, to set the scene, it started a little something like this:

    I wanted attention.  From the onset my family has quietly humored this campaign.  Few members asked after what I was up to and when they did they seemed disappointed.

    “Poetry reading?  Wild…”

    And while I should make the most of my experiences and fashion some semblance of self acceptance I still really wanted my family to intone.  To emote.  I really wanted to wow them.  To be fair, I wanted to upstage my sister’s recent engagement that had everyone in a hurricane windfall of excitement.

    So what, what, what garners all kinds of attention?  Nudity (forthcoming) seemed too stark.  Windsurfing too quiet.  Then, probably in considering to the dynamic of my family, I couldn’t shake the notion of a circus.  And with that, and a Google search, I found the Boston Trapeze School.

    The “school” did not take on the fascade I thought it would.  Close your eyes.  Picture a trapeze artist instructing another.  Visualize the high bars.  The costuming.  Have you secured a good, sound vision in your mind?

    Now lose all of your opinions.

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    • eatveggiesdrinkwine 9:46 am on September 18, 2010 Permalink

      Thanks for your honesty — that, to me, makes you even more brave and adventurous than being willing to fly on a trapeze.

  • Kimberly Hula 11:00 am on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

    ADV. #12: What the Blind Saw 

    I’m at this sweet spot in the adventure continuum where everything is really beautiful and nothing hurts.  That’s to say, I’m optimistic and adventure-hungry and ready to say yes to anything.  This is good at week 13.  While still antsy, I’ve built up enough adventure momentum to keep me going.  Enough to say yes to Rebecca when she told tale of her last date with a man she met online.

    It went a little something like this: Ms. Rebecca meets up with said man, at 8 a.m., for coffee.  It’s a bit unorthodox, but I appreciate a punctual, no-nonsense meet and greet so I applaud their setup.  The date goes seemingly well until the topic of religion is broached.  Rebecca practices Religion A.  Mr. Date practices no religion.  Mr. Date goes one step further in declaring that he couldn’t wisely date someone of faith because… well, the reasons why are still foggy to me, but it’s known by both parties that this date is going no where.

    Rebecca isn’t certain if she should feel snubbed by his dismissal of her as a viable date because of her faith, or if she should be relieved that someone was so raw and honest.  Rebecca also referred to this date as handsome and successful.  He, she mused, would be perfect for me.

    That got her and our friend Jane thinking that maybe I should be set up with the dismissed date. (More …)

    • blueskiesinva 8:37 pm on September 23, 2010 Permalink

      Dating IS an adventure. Period. I admire you for sticking this one out!

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