• Dante

High Wire Act [Two of Pentacles]

When I was younger I used to watch the circus on television. The tightrope walker was always my favorite part. Not fully understanding the technique, I’d ask my mother:

“What’s she holding the umbrella for? In case she falls?”

My mom would then patiently try to explain to me that it was to help her keep her balance. I could never totally wrap my head around the idea that carrying something else made you more balanced. I figured if you had to carry an additional weight along with you, you’d be more likely to fall.