If you’re ever in the mood for juggling 5 mini basketballs, I highly recommend wearing VFF’s while doing so. They help keep your balance, and they help your balls stay in the air longer. When gravity is doing everything it can to bring the balls past your five fingers on your hands, the Five Fingers on your feet are doing all they can to not let that happen. Five Fingers seem to be on your side, in the battle against gravity. Juggling becomes a united body experience when wearing Five Fingers, the ground is once again your friend. I like that, because as a juggler, the ground isn’t always your best friend. Because, the ground represents drops, and drops represent mistakes. But, without the ground we don’t learn. When you respect the ground, you respect gravity. Thanks Five Fingers for reinventing my juggling relationship with the ground. I think we’re good now. We’re closer at least.
Five balls in the air seems like a lot to manage. Well done, Joe! And thanks for the thoughtful words on gravity, juggling, and reconnecting with the ground.
You might remember Joe from his joggling the Philly marathon in Five Fingers.
Inspired by all this juggling goodness, I asked for a set of juggling balls for Christmas and Santa came through! Still working on it though.