Berlin Diary: The Daily Balancing Act

     |    Thursday, der 14. October 2010
Man walking on the railing of a bridge in Berlin-Kreuzberg

Man walking on the railing of a bridge in Berlin-Kreuzberg

 

Pedalling through Görlitzer Park something unusual caught my eye at the bridge. I saw a man jogging who jumped up on the railing alongside the inner city channel. He walked a thin railing at a very speedy clip and continued on until some overgrown bushes blocked his path. I dashed off down the hill, hoping to catch him

iin this balancing act. It turns out that this over 40 jogger integrates this kind of parcour into his everyday fittness routine. He said that balancing serves to center him in his body. Very relaxed and confident, he said that if he fell in the water, at least someone was there to catch it on camera.

Life itself is a daily balancing act. This decision, that decision. What is realistic and what is impossible. Coming to terms with what is as compared to what can be. Moving along. Balancing. Life’s lessons in movement.

xhiller