Balancing act

Balancing act

May 30, 2022
'Life's one big balancing act,' said the small girl.
'Not really,' said the yellow duck.
'I think about putting a foot wrong all the time,' said the small girl.
'I don’t,’ said the yellow duck.
'I think, "What if I fall?"' said the small girl. 'I think, "What if I go the wrong way and I can't get back?" There so many "what if's!"'
(Pause.)
'Hmmm...' said the dishevelled little owl. 'What if...?'
'Listening...' said the second little owl.
'What if you didn't worry about things in front or behind,' said the dishevelled little owl. 'Or things on this or that side?'
'Listening...' said the third little owl.
'What if all you ever thought about was putting one foot in front of the other?'
(Pause.)
'And never looked down?' said the small girl.
'And never looked down,' said the dishevelled little owl.
(Pause.)
'Get good boots,' said the yellow duck.