High Flying on the Mall

“He floats through the air with the greatest of ease, the daring young man on the flying trapeze.” is the earworm that has been playing my head since Monday.

Watching the trapeze artists at this year’s Smithsonian Folk Life Festival, I was mesmerized along with the rest of the crowd as these superb athletes presented their flying demonstration. Perfectly timed moves, their athletic ability and total trust in their colleagues were so brilliant even the youngest visitors stared in amazement.

This is the 50th anniversary of the Folk Life Festival. Circus arts are just one of the themes of the presentations which are both educational and entertaining. I’m looking forward to going back again later in the week.

Don’t worry unlike the gal in the famous song. I have no plans of running away with the daring young man on the flying trapeze. Everyone knows I’m afraid of heights.

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