Micro Monday: "Failure in Full View"
Failure in Full View
For most people, without a net is mere cliché, but for my family it’s everyday life. Grandpa Karl insisted on it, though Uncle Heinz—business manager and non-aerialist—quietly objected. Grandma, too, who might have been thrilled by it as a young woman but soon came to value their continued life together over bravery and daring. A shared life ended by a strong gust of wind and a wrong step.
Though the act went on, it was never the same after San Juan.
Years later, some rock band called themselves the Falling Wallendas. I never appreciated the humor.